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.




Trip Duration

4 days

Mountain Range

Alborz, Andes

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Private and Group


  • 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.

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Price per person

Group of 1
2400 USD

Group of 2
1300 USD

Group of 3
1100 USD

Group of 4
900 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip


  • Day 1Ski Loma del Diablo
  • Day 2Ski Cerro Vespignani or Cerro Crestón
  • Day 3Ski at Glacier de los Tres
  • Day 4Ski Cerro Madsen

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


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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.


About the 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 Lipshitz


We had a great experience climbing with Merlín in El Chalten. He did a great job of teaching us the basics and giving us a variety of climbs to do. The booking process was pretty straightforward, and overall I would definitely recommend this to anyone.
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J. Nyman
Merlin was great—very knowledgeable, encouraging, and safe. I would definitely climb with him again and recommend his services very, very highly!
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Dorothy K
Could not recommend both Merlin and his touring itineraries more. He went above and beyond from guiding us to lines I will never forget to showing us how an asado is done to renting me his *personal* skis for 2 weeks to make sure I had the best equipment for the adventure. He’s not like other guides I’ve had before, pushing us to get the most rewarding experience possible. Already looking forward to the next adventure.
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Jamie McCroskery
Merlin is a very experienced mountaineering guide. It was a great trip. We can recommend him very highly.
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R. Mathes

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