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Ski touring day on Cerro Electrico in El Chalten, Patagonia Sur

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Cerro Electrico
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Cerro Electrico

Follow IFMGA-certified guide Juan on this awesome ski touring trip in Patagonia Sur. Come to El Chalten and explore the glacial terrain of Cerro Electrico!

Private

Andes

1 Day

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Fit

Advanced


Highlights

  • Discover El Chalten, a scenic destination in Argentina.
  • Climb and ski on the impressive Cerro Electrico.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and glaciers in the Andes.

Description

El Chalten, a mountain village in southern Argentina, is a perfect destination for both winter and summer adventures. This is your chance to combine mountaineering and skiing on Cerro Electrico, one of its impressive mountains!

Cerro Electrico has three summits and is a popular peak in Southern Patagonia. It is in the Santa Cruz Province, between the Piedras Blancas Glacier and the Electrico River. It is called that way because of the thunder-sound that the wind makes when it hits the slopes.

On this ski touring outing, we will climb to the main summit of this mountain, which is glaciated. From there, we will enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Fitz Roy and a huge ice-field. Then we will ski all the way down!

Please note that this is one of the challenging ski tours of the area. You need advanced skiing skills and a good fitness level. For a complete description of the program, you can check the itinerary below.

So, are you up for a thrilling ski touring experience in Cerro Electrico? Then get in touch with me and enjoy an unforgettable adventure in El Chalten!

I offer a similar experience in Cerro Vespignani. Check it out here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Also included: VHF communication, GPS /// Not included: ski touring equipment and safety equipment (arva, shovel, probe and helmet).


Itinerary

Day 0: Previous meeting

Briefing and equipment check.

Day 1: Cerro Electrico ski touring outing

1-hour drive to Electrico River bridge. 20-min hike to the starting point. 4-hour ascent to the top of Cerro Electrico. Ski descent.

Total time: 10hrs.

Altitude gain: 1500m

Slopes degrees: 45°

 

Details

Meeting point

El Chalten (Santa Cruz).

About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Argentina.

I’m trekking guide since 2009, and became fully IFMGA certified in 2014.
I’ve climbed in many destinations in the Andes in Argentina, and also in Perú, Brasil, France, Spain, Italy and Austria.

I work together with two other colleagues and friends, Indio and Tomás, who are also IFMGA. So if I’m not available to guide you, one of them can do it.

The three of us live in El Chalten, where we practice our profession and develop our passion for climbing and skiing. And we want to share it by opening the doors to all those who want to live their Patagonian experience in a safe and unforgettable way.

We are also committed to mountain training. Therefore, we can give you the basic tools to move in the mountain safely and smoothly. That's why we offer courses for all levels depending on the terrain you want to train. We give lessons of rock climbing, ice climbing, glacier transit and mountain skiing.

Languages

English

Certificates

IFMGA

Residence

El Chaltén


What people are saying about Juan Raselli

Stephanie Bana

5.00

November, 2022

Juan was the best guide! Very knowledgeable, experienced and friendly! We had a great time climbing!

Ginny Carlson

5.00

February, 2022

Indio is awesome! Great teacher. Great fun to be around. Would climb with him again. Highly recommend him no matter what your climbing level is.

Erin Kyle

5.00

December, 2021

This trip was amazing! Highly recommend. Juan was a great guide. He showed us all the basics of ice climbing and glacier transit. I feel comfortable as a beginner ice climber to go out on my own safely. We practiced top rope ice climbing, placing ice screws and glacier travel. We learned crevasse rescue. We stayed in the Refugio Valle del Creston (Google it, the place is beautiful). On the last day we put all our skills to practice to attempt to summit a glaciated mountain. Totally recommend the trip!!

John Lucasuk

5.00

January, 2020

Juan is a knowledgable, personable and strong guide. Cerro Solo is a great short peak for those wishing to hone their skills. Campsite is beautiful


 

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