Enjoy an unforgettable one day ski tour in Punta Velluda, the last spot before getting to the Fitz Roy summit. Do it in company of Manuel, local IFMGA-certified mountain guide.
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Punta Velluda or "Paso Superior" is the last camp that climbers use before attempting Mount Fitz Roy by its east face. The translation of its name would be "Hairy Peak". It is due to the large amount of lichens (a kind of moss or algae) that we can find at the summit.
What I'd like to propose today is first skinning Punta Velluda and then enjoy a spectacular ski descent down the frozen Laguna de los Tres. It'll be an incredible experience! We'll also can carve turns as long as our legs resist, enjoying the best powder snow.
We'll ascend Punta Velluda in just one day if all participants have a good physical condition. Of course it will also depend on the amount of snow on the slopes.
The best season to come to Punta Velluda is during the Patagonian winter, from June till November. If you come here in summer it is also possible to climb the mountain using crampons or snowshoes.
And if you're looking for more and more ski tours in the region, I offer many other one-day programs. Please check out this full day skiing trip in Cerro Electrico.
Want to join me on this full day tour in Punta Velluda? So fill out the form and contact me as soon as possible. I'll be here waiting for your message!
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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.
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.
French | English
AAGM | UIAGM | IFMGA
El Chaltén, Argentina
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 !
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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