People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Type of Trip
Welcome to an unforgettable Northern Patagonia alpine adventure.
The idea is to ascend the Mount Tronador and do some rock climbing in the Frey valley. This expedition in North Patagonia will last 7 days in total and will be really enriching for people who love outdoor activities.
This great program does not only involve a peak ascent and a rock climb on perfect granite. It also offers some trekking adventures and a glacier travel. An experience that combines the best of Bariloche and North Patagonia.
We will climb Mount Tronador facing a bit of ice climbing and glacier travel. Then, we will spend few days of multi-pitch climbing in the Frey hut surroundings. Finally, we will add a nice trek traverse to finish such a great trip in a different mountain hut.
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 North Patagonia!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Personal drinks and snacks
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Bariloche - Pampa Linda - Vivac Hut
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.
Mount Tronador summit
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.
Pampa Linda - Bariloche
Descent to Pampa Linda and return to Bariloche. Night in the hostel.
Rock climbing in Frey Hut
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.
Rock climbing techniques
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.
More rock climbing spires
Another full day of rock climbing in different valleys and spires, same base camp. Night in tents or in the hut.
We’ll leave the gear in the hut and hike over the mountain passes and ridges towards the Jakob Hut. It is a nice alpine landscape of rocky walls and green meadows. Night in the Jakob hut.
Jakob Hut - Bariloche
Descent back to Bariloche (16-km hike down). Night in town.
Pico hut - Laguna Navidad - Bariloche city
A long day awaits today! This is a semi-technical day trek. Early wake up and hike for 300 meters to the top of the Pico hut. Then, we will walk on scree slopes along the Laguna Navidad. We’ll get to the top of that lake and go down through a long chute to the bottom of Goye’s valley. From there, we will descend to town. If we are too tired we can spend the night in the Laguna Negra hut.
The price does not include:
- Meals in town
- Air tickets
- Extra nights in hotels
- Personal gear (sleeping bag and pad, clothing, etc)
About the Guide
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.
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