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4-day Ski touring in El Chalten: Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani, Cerro Madsen

4-day Ski touring in El Chalten: Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani, Cerro Madsen
4-day Ski touring in El Chalten: Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani, Cerro Madsen
4-day Ski touring in El Chalten: Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani, Cerro Madsen
4-day Ski touring in El Chalten: Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani, Cerro Madsen

Tour the famed mountain village of El Chalten high up in the Argentinian Andes, featuring Loma del Diablo, Cerro Vespignani and Cerro Madsen, with IFMGA-certified mountain guide Merlin.

Andes, Alborz

4 Days

Aug, Sep




* Conquer the heights of the Argentinian Andes.

* Capture the breathtaking rugged landscapes surrounding El Chalen.

* Take advantage of skiing with a fully-qualified guide.


Skiers seeking the rugged backcountry blanketed with thick white powder look no further than El Chalten.

Located in the heart of Patagonia, the small mountain village of El Chalten lies within the Los Glaciares National Park and rests at the foothills.

The town is the perfect springboard to explore the wild slopes surrounding it, especially via ski touring.

Ski among the towering peaks of Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and the Southern Ice Field.

We’ll venture further than most skiers, beyond the lines at the lifts, and head into the remote mountainside.

Explore the slopes of Loma del Diablo (1,800 meters) and Cerro Vespignani (2,146 meters), as well as Cerro Madsen. These tree spots offer excellent skiing conditions, testing terrain and breathtaking beauty.

To take part in this ski touring adventure, skiers are required to have very good levels of fitness, given that our approach involves carrying our own skis. You’ll also need prior experience of ski touring.

The exact locations of the trip may be modified subject to weather and snow conditions.

Get in touch now to reserve your place among the majestic Andean mountains of El Chalten on a 4-day ski touring trip.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back


Day 1: Ski Loma del Diablo

Day 2: Ski Cerro Vespignani or Cerro Crestón

Day 3: Ski at Glacier de los Tres

Day 4: Ski Cerro Madsen



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Personal Equipment: backpacks of 30-60 litres, sleeping bag and mattress, headlamp, water bottle and small thermo flask, trekking shoes, gaiters, synthetic base layers, fleece and wind stopper, synthetic hooded jacket, 2 pairs of gloves, warm hat, extra socks, waterproof trousers and jacket, sunglasses and goggles, sun bloc, lip protection, ski touring set: skis, skins, boots, and poles, safety set: shovel, beacon, probe.

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Equipment you will need to bring

Avalanche eqmnt

sleeping bag

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

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!



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What people are saying about Merlín



The guide was Valerie not Merlin. Valerie was super helpful and we had one of our best days in Patagonia! We hope that our use of Explore Share website ensured that the local guide was well compensated. Everything was well organised, the talk on the way about the trek was super interesting. The views stunning.



Teo was our guide and he was great! He was very knowledgeable about the different wildlife and plants. Without him we would have never attempted to summit or descend (which was worse - his belaying and short roping was totally awesome and we felt in good hands). The weather wasn’t the best but he definitely helped guide us on what to do with the crazy winds we got. His English was very good as well. Totally recommend this for anyone seeking a great adventure and these guys made us feel very ready with all the questions and information they gave us before the day! If you want a real adventure do this and not just Laguna de los Tres!



Great hike, exhilarating and so much beautiful scenery! Thank you Marco. Grateful for the hiking poles on the incline to the Laguna.



Teo was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable about the area. He was very considerate of how I was getting on. I had an amazing time!



Merlin is the top climbing guide in Chalten. Anything from simple sport climbing to hard multi pitches. I did a sport day with my brother and our girlfriends. We went to two different crags in Chalten, and climbed 10 routes, fun for the whole family. I got to lead climb and had my girlfriend belay me for the first time. Thanks Merlin and Martin! I want to return to climb Guillaumet with Merlin!

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