Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
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.
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.
Descent back to Bariloche (16-km hike down). Night in town.
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.
Open to everyone
The price does not include:
- Meals in town
- Air tickets
- Extra nights in hotels
- Personal gear (sleeping bag and pad, clothing, etc)
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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