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Ski touring in Baguales and Volcanoes

Lonquimay

Join Lucas, IFMGA/UIAGM certified guide in this fantastic 13-day Ski touring trip in Baguales and the Volcanoes of Patagonia. Great skiing and amazing landscapes for a one-of-a-kind experience!

Private

Andes

13 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


Description

“Discover the beauty and experience the thrill of ski touring the most spectacular Patagonian volcanoes and the great area of Baguales reserve with the cozy huts and Cat ski operation . This 13-day adventure is designed for advanced to expert skiers wishing to challenge their limits and abilities in the central Patagonian Andes”

Combining worldclass backcountry skiing, superb views, pristine wilderness, cozy rustic hotels, and exquisite natural hot springs in which to relax and restore tired muscles, this sensational ski touring experience has it all!!

Trip itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Bariloche.
Day 2: Transfer to Baguales and ski day in the mountain reserve. Night at “La Mesada” lodge in Baguales.
Day 3: Ski day in Valle Norte, and exploring the different terrains end surrounding mountains in the reserve.
Day 4: Ski touring to the next hut: “Refugio Pintado”.
Day 5: Last day in Baguales, enjoying slopes and chutes around the hut. Transfer back to Bariloche.
Day 6: Rest and transfer day to Lonquimay area, in Chile. Afternoon at hot springs.
Day 7: Ski touring Lonquimay Volcano.
Day 8: Ski touring Llaima Volcano.
Day 9: Rest day and transfer to Pucón city.
Day 10: Approach to Lanin Volcano Refuge.
Day 11: Ascent to Lanin Volcano summit. Variety of descent choices, aspects and snow types. Transfer to San Martín de los Andes.
Day 12: Drive back to Bariloche through the “Seven Lakes” road.
Day 13: Backup day in case of bad weather.

Note: This trip is divided in two stages: Baguales and Volcanoes. If you are interested in doing just one of these, let me know and we can organize to do so.

Contact me if you want more information or if you are interested in this unique program in both sides (Argentina and Chile) of Patagonia!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Details

More info

If you are more than 3 people, the price is U$3960.

NOTE

This trip could be changed depending on the weather conditions as well as personal preferences.


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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