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Ski tour to Mt Aspero, Mt Ciruela & Mt Villegas

Enjoy a world-class backcountry skiing experience on the top of these 3 selected mounts in the region of Baguales. Ascent to Mount Aspero from its Southern Face, also the North-Northeast mountainside of Mt Ciruela, and an Ascent to the South Mt Villegas, all with also ski runs on the locations. About Baguales Right in

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of tripNot specified

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Enjoy a world-class backcountry skiing experience on the top of these 3 selected mounts in the region of Baguales.

Ascent to Mount Aspero from its Southern Face, also the North-Northeast mountainside of Mt Ciruela, and an Ascent to the South Mt Villegas, all with also ski runs on the locations.

About Baguales
Right in the heart of Patagonia, Baguales Mountain Reserve, surrounded by the Villegas River and the Foyel River, combines pristine forests, open wilderness, steppe, imposing mountains, deep canyons, valleys and curious rocky summits where the majestic Andean Condor ( vultur gryphus) can be spotted.
The vast panoramic scenery reflects the infinite extension of this landscape which in its deep valleys covered by lenga beech (nothofagus pumilio) hosts local fauna as well as other introduced species. The untouched serenity of this natural reserve and its region serves as an invitation for birds and crystalline water sounds.

Minimum: 2 persons

Requirements:
complete backcountry ski equipment (preferably, light), ARVA, avalanche beacon, shovel and probe, helmet, light or aluminium crampons, warm and water-proof clothes, a pair of light gloves and another pair of tough outer gloves, glasses and goggles, sunblock cream, a torch, 30 -litre backpack, liner to sleep in the refuge.

Included:
Transfers in /out, all meals, lodging in shared bedroom and bathroom, transfer of luggage bag to the refuges in snowmobiles.

Not Included:
backcountry ski equipment, alcoholic drinks.

Extra details

Certified guides

All our mountain guides are IFMGA/UIAGM certified.

Equipment rental

In case you do not bring your own backcountry ski equipment you may rent skins, skis, rescue equipment, avalanche beacon, shovel and probe (USD 100 additional charge). Boots not included.

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Transfer from Bariloche

8:00 am transfer from your hotel to Baguales
Mountain Reserve. Estimated trip time: about one hour.

Mount Aspero

We climb up the southern face of Mount Aspero. Incredible views of Mount Tronador, Guillelmo Lake and the main tower or Mount Catedral. The southern ridge and the southeastern one keep great quality snow
throughout the year. Estimated vertical meters: 1000m with the choice of 1,400m with two runs of the final ridge.
Dinner and overnight stay in Baguales Lodge.

Mount Ciruela

We start early in the morning to go up to La Mesada Refuge by 4×4/ snowcats, snowmobiles. From the refuge we start climbing up to the high ridge of Mount Ciruela to ski on the big south-eastern amphitheatre and coming down at the end of the day on the north-eastern slope. Then we get down to the access road and back to La Mesada Refuge. Estimated vertical meters: 1,400 m.
Dinner and overnight stay in La Mesada Refuge or Valle Norte Refuge.

Mount Villegas

We climb up South Mount Villegas to ski its wide eastern slopes on different routes. In the afternoon, we ski down to the parking lot to go back again to the city of San Carlos de Bariloche.

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About the guide

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I am the current director of the GAM-IFMGA courses. I live in the region of Nahuel Huapi and work in Patagonia and the Central Andes. I climbed the mountains Fitz Roy and Torre and climbed on Aconcagua, the Himalayas and the Alps.
I am AAGM Mountain Guide since 2004 and IFMGA Mountain Guide 2005.

I work now mainly for Baguales Mountain Reserve. Only 30 miles south of the city of San Carlos de Bariloche and just one hour drive from the International Airport of the same city, it is a unique place of endless immensity and captivating silence where nature remains untouched.
Boosting innovation, Baguales is a pioneering initiative and the first of its kind both in Patagonia and the Andes Mountains. Throughout the whole year, we offer top quality services in summer and mountain activities in winter: horseback riding, trekking, climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing and skiing. The possibilities of a unique experience in intimate contact with nature are endless.
Because of its immensity, Baguales counts not only on a Lodge and two fully-equipped cabins offering comfort in accomodation and quality in mountain services but also on three unparalleled refuges which have been strategically built in the infinite grandeur of the mountains around.
Baguales, a place where intimacy with Patagonian nature combines with the best quality in mountain lodging and adventure services.

Visit me and experience real wild Patagonia!


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