Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Meeting and dinner all together.
Night at the hotel in Bariloche.
Our trekking starts at the feet of the ski area Cerro Catedral, one of the most known ski areas in South America. We’ll follow the “picada del Frey” up to Refugio Frey (1700 m) next to the Toncek Laguna.
It’s surrounded by nice granite towers which are famous for rock climbing. Night at Refugio Frey.
– Total ascent: 750 m
– Total distance: 12km
We walk up to la arrest del Cerro in-between the granite towers (los Catedrales) and down to Rucaco valley.
After reaching Brecha Negra pass it’s only an hour down to Refugio and Laguna San Martin. Night at Refugio San Martin.
– Total ascent: 743 m
– Total descent: 917 m
– Total distance: 9.5 km
A technical trail brings us up to Cerro Navidad. From here we descent the Goyes valley for a bit an take a short ascend up on the Laguna Negra trail to the Refugio Italia. Night at Refugio Italia.
– Total ascent: 850 m
– Total descent: 840 m
– Distance: 10 km
Last trekking day with great views over the Nahuel Huapi Lake. We leave the Laguna Negra behind us and climb up to Cerro Baileys on an easy trail.
On our way down to Bariloche we will stop at Refugio Lopez (1670 m) for a drink. After a refreshing beer in Colonia Suiza we take the bus back to the Hotel in Bariloche. Night in Bariloche.
– Ascent: 750m
– Total descent: 1100m
– Distance: 16km
Mountain leader from the UIMLA organization
The Swiss Alps where my playground where I grew up in. I love the mountains! After my career as a ski racer for the Swiss National Ski Team I traveled to Patagonia and fell in love with an other great mountain range, the Patagonian Andes. My passion to work with people and to be able to enjoy the great outdoors where the reasons, why I became an UIMLA- mountain leader and a snow-sport instructor with a Federal Certificate of Higher Vocational Education and Training.
Since 2007 I’m guiding my friends and clients in the Swiss and French Alps and show them my second home, the Patagonian Andes. That’s where I spent several months every year.
I’m based in Chamonix and St.Moritz while I’m in Europe and in Bariloche during my Patagonian months.
Please get in touch with me if you are looking to discover one of these two beautiful regions. It will be my pleasure to guide you there.
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