Discover North Patagonia by the hand of Jorge, a local IFMGA mountain guide. During 7 days you will ascent Mount Tronador and enjoy some rock climbing in the Frey Valley.
The idea is to ascend the Mount Tronador and do some rock climbing in the Frey valley. This expedition in North Patagonia will last 6 days in total and will be really enriching for people who love outdoor activities.
We will climb Mount Tronador facing a bit of ice climbing and glacier travel. Then, we will spend a few days of multi-pitch climbing in the Frey hut surroundings.
The day-by-day program is displayed at the end of this description. Of course, it can suffer some modifications depending on weather and terrain conditions. If that happens, I will modify the itinerary some days before the date, offering you many other similar options.
Contact me if you want to discuss some items of the program or simply to ask me your doubts before the booking. It will be my pleasure to be your guide through Bariloche, in Northern Patagonia!
I will pick you up at your hostel to leave Bariloche to Pampa Linda. Ride horses to the frontier of Chile (4-hour horse riding). Then, a 3-hour hike to the vivac hut on the South side of Mount Tronador.
We will wake up early to prepare the equipment and head out to Pico Argentino hut (6 hours). This route will take us through a glacier terrain. The final section before the summit is a bit technical, involving a 50º ice slope and some scrambling. Finally, we will be at the top of the Argentine Peak, one of the summits of Mount Tronador. Return down to the Otto Meiling Hut, where we’ll spend the night.
Descent to Pampa Linda and return to Bariloche. Night in the hostel.
We will head to the Frey Hut for some rock climbing days. This place is a fantastic spot for rock climbers, surrounded by granite spires and lakes. There are pitches for all levels (tradicional and bolted routes). We will climb in the afternoon and spend the night in tents or in the hut.
Full day of rock climbing. I will give you some tips to improve climbing techniques and safety skills. Night in tents or in the hut.
Another full day of rock climbing in different valleys and spires, same base camp. Night in tents or in the hut.
UIAGM-IFMGA-IVBV Mountain Guide
My name is Jorge, and I am one of the first IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides in Argentina. I got my full UIAGM-IFMGA certification in 2005. I was one of the pioneer mountain guides in Argentina and Chile to introduce Ski Mountaineering and Backcountry Skiing back in 1999.
In 2009, I became one of the first Argentines to work as a Ski Guide on the Antarctic Peninsula and ski peaks in that area. I helped, co-worked and guided ski athletes from Salomon, Arcteryx, Smith and the North face, such as Xavier de Le Rue, Luca de Bari, Eric Hjorleifson and other pro-athletes of the ski industry in the production of ski films in Argentina and Chile.
I have been guiding across Patagonia for more than 15 years now. In the past few years I have also guided in Antarctica, Norway and Iceland.
Patagonia is my home. This is where I started to develop most of my guiding skills and experiences at an early age. Today, I spend half of the year guiding overseas, and the other half guiding in Argentina and Chile.
Regarding my personal resume as a guide and sportsman, some of the highlights include classic Granite climbs in Yosemite National Park like the Half Dome Regular NW face in a day and Sentinel Rock (Herbert- Chouinard route); several ski mountaineering expeditions to Alaska including the inner Chugach range; the Wrangell's-Saint Elias range, spending two weeks in a tent in the Icefield, skiing couloirs and faces as much as we could. Other great mountaineering expeditions I went on include:
- A remote expedition to Mariano Moreno in the Patagonian Icefield
- Several rock climbs in Europe, like the Dolomites, Slovakia, French and Swiss Alps, and Spain
- Guiding the Mont Blanc ascent on skis
- Technical classic ice/rock Rebuffat- Terray on Pelerins in Chamonix
- Frendo Spur in Chamonix
- Fitz Roy and other satellites spires in Patagonia
I happily spend a lot of my time on skis, and guiding mostly technical backcountry and volcanoes in Patagonia.
I’m fluent in Spanish and English.
The trip was really successful. I got an excellent guide Pablo, I am sorry that didn\'t know his surname. Pablo is very professional and responsible guide. He knows an area perfectly, very attentive and caring in relation to client. Thanks to him I did evan more than really could. I learnt with him a new ski techniques and my ski level really rose. Patagonian mountains is a place of strongest beauty and I think that to spend there even a few days is a rare success. I surely recommend Andescross company and guide Pablo for turing skiing in Patagonia.
This was my first experience of a backcountry and Patagonian skiing and it could not have been a more rewarding experience. Unbelievable scenery, fantastic skiing and great fun. Jorge is the consummate host, able to combine a group of mixed ability fitness and experience without ever compromising on the level of challenge: guide, teacher, asador, guitar master and now friend, I cannot recommend Andescross highly enough
Jorge was a phenomenal mountain guide. He put us in some great snow and kept everyone safe. He is personally a great guy and went out of his way to make sure everyone had a great time. I\'m always happy to serve as a reference for anyone considering a trip with Andescross. Spent two days in Baguales. Snow as incredible and the food was tier I. A truly unique, top tier experience. Hundreds of acres of private ski land in the Andes provided a unique, isolated touring experience. Spent four days at Frey Hut. Jorge knew all the tips and tricks to make the stay very enjoyable. We toured up to a few peaks every day. Made lots of friends from all walks of life. I would do this trip again in a heartbeat, and hopefully take more time to do a few volcanoes later in the season. Next on the list - Antarctica or Norway with Andescross!
I can\'t say enough good things about AndesCross and my recent 7 day backcountry hut tour. Trip of a life time in all aspects. We skied incredible terrain, experienced the local culture and had an amazing time as a group. Everyone had the opportunity to achieve bigger ski objectives while staying safe. Jorge made sure everyone in our group had a great experience, both while skiing and while in Bariloche. None of the pictures do justice. Everything was perfect. I\'ve done a number of similar trips in the US and Canada and would rank this at the very top of my list.
I had a great time in Bariloche and went with Andescross to climb in Frey and also ascend Cerro Tronador along with a friend I was travelling with. Jorge is awesome and made the whole experience enjoyable. His love of this beautiful area comes across and he was very accommodating with us, working around the weather (it snowed one night at Frey) and maximizing the amount and quality of climbing we did. He also took us to Cerro Lopez to get one last climb in since we had minimal good weather up at Frey. Jorge is a great guide and I was very comfortable climbing with him. After a couple day\'s rest we ascended Cerro Tronador with Nahuel. It is a great glacier climb with a spicy finish. A pretty demanding ascent and descent, but well worth the view from Pico Argentina. I would definitely go climbing with Jorge and Andescross again and hope to soon!
Group of 2
|USD 202 each|
Group of 3
|USD 150 each|
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These are DAILY PRICES and they will be multiplied based on the final number of arranged days.
The price does not include:
- Meals in town
- Air tickets
- Extra nights in hotels
- Personal gear (sleeping bag and pad, clothing, etc)