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Loma del Diablo one day guided ski tour

Loma del Diablo is one of the best ski touring spots in South Patagonia. Leaving from El Chaltén you will find options for all levels. Join Manuel, local IFMGA guide, on this full day trip.

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Andes

1 Day

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Fit

Beginner


Description

Loma del Diablo is one of the best ski tours due to its approaching time and long meters for backcountry skiing. In addition its snow-capped terrain makes it accessible to all levels of skiers!

Regarding the itinerary, the day starts with a one-hour transfer to the Loma del Diablo's foot. We will then load our skis in the backpacks and walk for about 1 hour until finding some snow. Now it's time to put the skins on and ascend up to the top. The best part comes once we are at the summit. Here we will have the opportunity to make all the turns that our legs allow us!

Loma del Diablo is a large bowl where we can choose the best faces and slopes to ski. Of course it will depend on the snow conditions and the group level. Keep in mind that we will gain a total altitude of 1300 meters in a couple of hours. So a good fitness level will be necessary.

This ski touring day can be made all year round but the ideal months are from June to November. This period offers the best quality and amount of snow. Actually I also offer many other similar ski tours in the area, like this full day program in Cerro Madsen.

So what are you waiting for to contact me and book your place? I am eager to be your guide!

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 350 Each

Group of 2

USD 250 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

Price details

The price does not include: boots, skis and skins, personal clothing, box lunch.


Details

Meeting point

El Chaltén. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to El Chaltén. The easiest way to get there is flying from Buenos Aires to El Calafate. For those who come from other points I also recommend getting to El Calafate and from there, take the bus to El Chaltén.

About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina

Based in El Chaltén, south Patagonia, since 2000. I was the first guide to complete the AAGM (Argentine Mountain Guides Association) complete training platform.

I did the first Argentinean guided ascent of Mt. Fitz Roy via Supercolouir route (la Supercanaleta). I have guided Aguja Guillaumet more than 25 times. I also guided Aconcagua, Alpamayo (Peru), Matterhorn (Switzerland), Mont Blanc, Dent du Geant (France), The Rockies & The Bugaboos (Canada), Torres del Paine (Chile), among others.

I am also member of El Chaltén Search and Rescue team. I have several WFR certificates with different schools such as NOLS & Fundacion Ecomed.

I speak Spanish, English and French fluently

My biggest passion is Alpine Rock climbing & Ski Mountaineering. Get in touch with me if you are interested in discovering the unique spots in the Fitz Roy massif, and other gems around El Chaltén! I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available when requested, one of my colleagues will guide you.

Languages

French | English

Certificates

AAGM | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

El Chaltén, Argentina


What people are saying about Manuel Quiroga

Erik Roslund

5.00

January, 2020

Our Guide Juan did an excellent job . He was courteous, informative and a pleasure to spend the day with . He’s an experienced climber and knows his way around the mountains . I would definitely contact Juan again for any future adventures . Well worth every penny !

Preetha Naidu

5.00

November, 2018

Manuel was very knowledgeable and worked with me with what I wanted to climb and learn. With his help, I climbed my first multi-pitch route! Would definitely recommend!




 

 

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