Otto Mountain and its versatile surfaces give us a lot of opportunities for mountaineering experiences. Today, a rock climbing and rappelling full day by the hand of Juan Carlos, a local AAGM guide.
Otto Mountain is located within the Nahuel Huapi National Park, in the marvelous Patagonian city of Bariloche. Although its 1405-meter summit is a good point of interest, today I would like to offer you a different kind of activity. It consists in a whole rock climbing and rappelling day in the Otto Mountain.
Piedras Blancas is a winter park located around the Otto Mountain. It’s 3000 meters long and has an exclusive terrain for sledging, skiing, rock climbing and rappelling.
And if it’s your first time, I can teach you some basic rock climbing skills before the start. That way you can enjoy this day to the maximum. During the lessons you will learn how to climb up using your body’s extremities. Then, you will be ready to feel the adrenaline of rappelling down by these vertical rocks.
And if you have some extra days in the Patagonia, I also recommend this paddling and hiking trip in the Frey valley.
As your guide, I will guarantee supervision and safety all the time. Please get in touch with me as soon as possible and make your reservation for next season. Become a professional climber!
AAGM mountain guide from Argentina.
I was raised in Buenos Aires where I used to go sailing and fishing with my family during weekend and holidays. As a teenager I began traveling to Patagonia with friends to fish, hike and camp. Years later I became a rock climber and mountaineer since I wanted to asses more summits and amazing views.
At the age of 23 and after gathering a good amount of fun ascents and traverses along Patagonia, I decided to fully commit to a life in the outdoors. As a result I started my carrier at N.O.L.S. – National Outdoors Leadership School in the U.S.A. and Chile. I lead rock climbing and mountaineering trips in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Alaska and in Aysen (Chilean Patagonia) for nine years.
In 2009 finally settled permanently in Bariloche and focused my guiding work on the Lake District Region. Here I discovered new styles of guiding and service which were good to experience and helped me grow in this profession. Now I am able to mix my background on outdoor education with the guiding world and create unique experiences for active travelers.
I take advantage of every season of the year, going mountain biking and sea-kayaking in the summer, ice-skating on alpine lakes during the Fall, back-country skiing during the Winter, rock climbing and mountaineering as soon as the Spring makes it way through the snow.
• N.O.L.S. Senior Instructor
• A.A.G.M. Mountain Guide
• W.F.R. First Aid Certified
• L.N.T. Leave No Trace Master Educator
• AV 1 Level Avalanche Awareness
• Nahuel Huapi National Park Mountain & Kayaking Guide
• A.C.A American Canoe Association Level 3, Coastal Kayaking
Juan was very informative and offered a well-rounded trip; would definitely do it again!
We went snowshoeing in Bariloche last July. The trip was great and Juan Carlos was fantastic!