A unique ski touring day in company of the local IFMGA mountain guide Merlin. Live an unforgettable skiing experience through the 1500-meter slope from the top of Cerro Vespignani.
Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Welcome to an amazing ski touring program in the Cerro Vespignani.
It's an honor for me to invite you to this unforgettable ski experience. The Cerro Vespignani is 2,146 meters high and is a popular summit in the region. That is because the ascent does not involve great difficulties although good physical training is necessary. Its vertical drop once at the top is about 1500 meters long.
The Vespignani has really high-quality snow, perfect for the practice of cross country skiing and snowboarding. In addition, from the summit, there is a breathtaking panoramic view of the Fitz Roy massif and the Continental Ice Field.
As for our itinerary, we'll start driving early in the morning from El Chaltén to the Lago Del Desierto. Once in the parking lot, we must walk for an hour to the foot of the Huemul Glacier. We'll then continue ascending to the summit. It will take around 6 or 7 hours to reach up there. After a short rest, comes the best part! Time to ski down the slopes of the Cerro Vespignani. It will take us 2 hours to get back to the base and get to the parking lot again. Finally, we will drive back to El Chaltén, reaching there by the afternoon.
This ski tour is suitable for experienced skiers. Although the ascent to the summit is not technically difficult, you'll need a good fitness level. A ski touring background is also mandatory.
I can lead a group of 4 participants maximum. The best season to come to this region is from July till October, during the winter. And if you want more ski touring adventures in the area, you can join me on this 8-day ski tour on Chile’s volcanoes.
So, I will be waiting for you. Just book your place and we'll discuss and plan the adventure together!
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
Not included in the price:
Certified UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain Guide from Argentina.
I live in El Chaltén since 1998. I'm originally from Bariloche and I started with mountain activities when I was 15 years old. I've done climbing and ascents in many mountains of Patagonia, Perú, Bolivia, United States and Europe; such as Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Alpamayo, El Capitán, Mont Blanc and Aconcagua among others. I'm also a Ski Instructor and I am passionate for backcountry ski.
I speak fluent English, Italian and French and have been leading trips and expeditions for more than 20 years. I work together with a group of guides, so if I'm not available for the trip you request, one of my colleagues will guide you!
Italian | French | English
AAGM | UIAGM
El Chaltén, Argentina
We had a BLAST skiing Cerro Vespignani with Merlin! He made a great call on going to Cerro Vespignani with the uncertain weather we had. While the winds were high during the start of the day they settled down and allowed us to summit and ski the whole mountain. Despite the late season dates (November 12) Merlin was psyched to take us skiing. His knowledge of the area really paid off and turned this day to an unforgettable one! I highly recommend visiting Mountaineering Patagonia and having Merlin as your guide to whatever adventures haunt your mind!
Nos lo pasamos de maravilla esquí Cerro Vespignani con Merlin! Él hizo un gran llamado a ir a Cerro Vespignani con el clima de incertidumbre que tuvimos. Mientras los vientos eran altas durante el comienzo del día se asentaron y nos permitió a la cumbre de la montaña y esquí todo el. A pesar de las fechas finales de temporada (noviembre 12) Merlin fue mentalizados para llevarnos a esquiar. Sus conocimientos de la zona realmente pagado y convertido este día a una experiencia inolvidable! Recomiendo encarecidamente visitar el montañismo Patagonia y tener Merlin como su guía lo que sea aventuras favorito su mente!
Our group had an amazing experience skiing Cerro Vispignani with Merlin. Merlin made a great call having Vispignani for our ski venue objective. He has a wealth of local knowledge that provides for the best experience and for safety. Also Merlin is a very personable guide and a lot of fun to be with in the mountains. I highly recommend paying him a visit at Mountaineering Patagonia. I look forward to having more guided adventures with then in future
Escribió una opinión el 14 de noviembre de 2016 mediante dispositivo móvil Esquí Cerro Vispignani Nuestro grupo tuvo una experiencia increíble de esquí Cerro Vispignani con Merlin. Merlin hizo un gran llamado para nuestro objetivo de tener Vispignani lugar de esquí. Él tiene una riqueza de conocimiento local que ofrece la mejor experiencia y por seguridad. También Merlin es una guía muy agradable y un montón de diversión con en las montañas. Recomiendo pagar él una visita en el montañismo Patagonia. Espero tener más aventuras en el futuro guiada con luego
I spent two days touring with Merlin, at Loma del Diablo and Cerro Vespignani. Both days were amazing. Merlin maintained a positive attitude even in the face of some unexpected adverse weather conditions and some challenges with my equipment. Merlin is incredibly passionate about what he does. I had a blast and learned a great deal from him, and am planning to come back to do some more touring, climbing and glacier hiking as soon as I can.
We had two day trips ski touring in El Chalten. As an option for moderate skiers, we went to Loma del Diablo and half way up to Cerro Vespignani. The experience was unforgettable. Highly recommended for those passionate about nature and skiing. Views were spectacular, Merlin’s experience priceless. We very much appreciated Merlin’s attitude, both as a professional mountain guide and a great person. Our tours were very well organised, Merlin was always ready to share his knowledge and help with his advice, as well as capable to encourage us to go on without noticing any hurdles. Thanks very much, Merlin. We are very much hoping to be back in El Chalten very soon to undertake some further trips.
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