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Ski tour of the Volcanoes in Patagonia

Join Lucas Jacobson, an IFMGA mountain guide, into this amazing ski touring trip in Patagonia, descending several majestic Andean volcanoes.

Not specified

Andes

10 Days

Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Advanced


Description

Join me for a 10-day expedition, enjoying the best volcano summits in Patagonia. 

This is an ideal trip for advanced and expert skiers, who want to challenge their limits in some of the most amazing spots in the Patagonian Andes. 

We'll ascend and descent 5 Andean Volcanoes: Lanin, Osorno, Casablanca, Lonquimay and Villarica. For that, we'll be crossing the borders between Chile and Argentina several times. 

During this trip you'll enjoy wonderful landscapes and have an amazing ski touring experience!

In Lonquimay Volcano (2865 m) you'll find the best powder snow. Besides, in the Chilean volcano of Villarica you'll see an impressive smoking crater.

In addition, Lanin volcano will be the highest point of this adventure, at 3747 m.

Back-country skiing, natural hot springs and cozy hotels will also be a part of this trip. Actually, you can check the complete program below.

Please contact me if you want to join me for this ski trip in Patagonia. I will be glad to show you the best spots in Argentina and Chile.

You can also look at other trips I organize around Bariloche. A ski touring in Frey or in Baguales are some of the options.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Also included: hot springs at Pucón and Puyehue.


Itinerary

Day 1: Bariloche

Arrival in Bariloche. Pick up in the airport. Night in Bariloche.

Day 2: Lanin Volcano

Drive to Lanin Volcano (3770 mts). Ascent to Lanin Refugio. Night at hut.

Day 3: Lanin Volcano / Pucon, Chile

Summit day in Lanín. Ski descent. Drive to Pucón, Chile.

Day 4: Villarrica Volcano

Ski Touring Villarrica Volcano, and afternoon at local hot springs.

Day 5: Trip to Lonquimay Volcano

A day for relaxing and travelling up north to our next objective the Lonquimay Volcano.

Day 6: Lonquimay Volcano

Ski Touring Lonquimay Volcano.

Day 7: Llaima Volcano.

Ski touring at Llaima Volcano.

Day 8: Puerto Varas.

Relax and transfer day to Puerto Varas.

Day 9: Osorno Volcano.

Ski touring at Osorno Volcano.

Day 10: Bariloche

Drive back to Bariloche and also is a good back up day in case of bad weather conditions.

End of the trip!

 

Details

Accommodation

Hotels. Mountain huts.

More info

-For more than 3 people, the price is U$ 3300 per person. -Season: The best periods are, probably, September and October. Although the snow is already changing because of the approaching spring, it is still the best time because of the advantageous weather.

The following items are not included in the price: -Medical insurance (is mandatory to have one with coverage in Argentina and Chile) -Personal snow safety gear: beacon, shovel, prove and helmet. -Snacks and lunch meals during trips -Ski pass tickets -Hotel accommodation on day 10

Meeting point

Bariloche.

About the guide

I was born in a very remote area of northern Argentina which gave me a special appreciation for the outdoors. When I was 16 my family moved south, closer to the mountains, and I started to climb in the Andes. I've been mountaineering – trekking and climbing – ever since.
I've traveled and climbed throughout Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, the USA, Canada and Europe. I spent two summer seasons working in Aosta, Italy where I completed numerous ascents and climbing on the area.
At some point in my younger years, my career path steered me to the telecommunications industry, scaling towers and fixing cellular systems. But the mountains were never far away and I eventually returned to my roots and become a mountain guide since 2001.
In the winter I focus on being a ski guide around the mountain range and also the volcanoes, this is how I spend part of my time on the winter seasons as well as teaching backcountry ski and avalanche awareness courses.

Languages

Italian | English

Certificates

AAGM | UIAGM

Residence

SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE


What people are saying about Lucas Jacobson

Andreas Gruenwald

5.00

December, 2022

We had really difficult conditions (ice-cold and strong winds), but made it up the top of Pico Argentino. Thanks to Lucas, who is a fantastic guide and a very nice person. Highly recommended tour, which for sure was the highlight of our trip to Patagonia.

Martin Gomez Lissarrague

5.00

March, 2021

Lucas is not only a great professional and a guide with a lot of experience, moreover is a great person, nice, warm, patient and an excellent trainer, calm very clear in his explanations and with the time to do the right word at the exact moment. You can do an expedition with him, and you will feel very confident and safe

Esteban

5.00

March, 2021

Excellent guide and experience! Lucas is super nice, professional and friendly. Everything was excellent and super easy to coordinate and organize.

Manuela Azcue

5.00

February, 2021

Our experience with Lucas was fantastic. He was always on top of everything, from rough hiking conditions, to how much water we were drinking (or not drinking enough), to the blisters in our feet. It was late in the season so reaching the peak of Mount Tronador was tough and most guides were not even doing it anymore. But Lucas took us nonetheless to at least try and get there even though it was not granted we were going to make it. But we did, even with a very difficult terrain he pulled his best to take two inexperienced hikers to the peak

Amsel flor

5.00

January, 2021

Excelent trek to Laguna Ilon

DJ Brooks

5.00

January, 2020

Lucas took care of every detail and made it seamless and easy. Calm, confident, knowledgeable and connected. Everyone seemed to know and respect Lucas. Without any hesitation whatsoever, I HIGHLY recommend him.

Michael Yaron MD

5.00

August, 2019

Lucas is a great guide and more importantly a great person. Will help you with your backcountry skills, keep you safe, and bring you to spots that are appropriate for your skill level. He will help you learn the local culture and make sure you have a fine experience.

John Novoselac

5.00

August, 2019

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Coen

5.00

November, 2018

Lucas is an all-round and really good guide. I really enjoyed my trip with him. He is capable of adjusting the difficulty of the terrain to the capabilities of his clients. Would recommend him to anybody.

Antonio

5.00

July, 2017

It was a real pleasure to spend two amazing days with Lucas. Really nice to spend time with him and most important Lucas is really a good guide. The trips were amazing with a fantastic scenario. Even if snow conditions were not the best, the panorama has played a key role in making this trip unforgettable

Georgina

5.00

June, 2014

My husband and I have been on many incredible hikes all over Argentina with Lucas as our Guide. He has taken us to the most phenomenal places and pushed us (willingly) to our limits whilst at the same time always feeling very safe knowing that he is such an expert and highly qualified mountaineer. We have crossed glaciers wearing crampons as the sun rises, we have climbed volcanoes that we thought would never be physically possible, and Lucas has been fun and entertaining along the way. He jas great judgement - the tripas are planned and amended along the way in order that you can totally disconnect from everyday life. Every trip also contains interaction with local people and so we have learnt a lot about Argentinean culture and Argentinean people. Georgina and Rob Smart - England

Micaela

5.00

May, 2014

Have recently hiked up Mt Tronador with Lucas as a guide. The rest of the team and I were very happy to have him guide us. He is very professional and experienced, yet also very attentive and friendly. Would definitely consider hiring him again for our next adventure!


 

 

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