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Ski touring week in El Chalten, Patagonia Sur

El Chaltén
El Chalten
El Chalten

Follow Juan, IFMGA mountain guide, on this ski touring week around El Chalten. Explore a unique alpine scenery and enjoy amazing powder descents!

Private

Andes

7 Days

Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Discover a premium destination in Argentina: El Chalten.
  • Experience a thrilling ski touring week in the Andes.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Patagonia Sur.

Description

If you are looking for an unforgettable winter adventure, then I have the perfect tour for you. Come to El Chalten, Argentina, for a ski touring week around the impressive mountains of the area!

Located in southern Patagonia (South Patagonia), El Chalten is a scenic town at the foot of the Andes. Its surroundings comprise an almost unexplored region, with lots of mountains, valleys and glaciers. During the winter, tourists from all over the world come to this village of the Santa Cruz Province to enjoy its charms.

This week trip is an amazing ski touring expedition to some of the most popular peaks of El Chalten. We will explore the mounts of Vespignani, Mosquito, Creston and Madsen, among others. Beautiful alpine landscapes and exciting powder descents await us!

Please note that you need intermediate skiing skills and a good fitness level: every day we will climb, carry our skis, to reach lots of untracked slopes. For more information you can check the itinerary below!

So, if you are ready for this ski touring week around El Chalten, please get in touch with me. Let me guide you through some awesome spots of the Patagonia Sur!

If you prefer a different winter activity, check out this 3-day Ice climbing course.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

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: Rio Blanco - Paso inferior

30min drive to Hostería del Pilar. 2h-hike to Río Blanco Camp. We can climb to Paso Inferior and ski back to the camp for dinner and rest.

Altitude gain: 1200 mts / Total time: 8h

Day 2: Cerro Madsen

Cerro Madsen ascent. Ski descent on its East Side. Return to El Chalten.

Altitude gain: 1000 mts / Total time: 8h

Day 3: Mosquito Valley

Transfer to Mosquito River Valley. 30- 50min hike carrying skis. Ski touring.

Altitude gain: 1500 metros / Total time: 8 – 10h

Day 4: Cerro Creston

Transfer to Cerro Creston Valley. We will choose our ski touring route according to the snow conditions.

Altitude gain: 1500m / Total time: 8-10h

Day 5: Cerro Vespignani

Transfer to Cerro Vespignani. We will climb and ski on an impressive glacier. Return to El Chalten.

Altitude gain: 1500m / Total time: 8h

 

Details

More info

The itinerary may change due to weather conditions.

Meeting point

El Chalten, Santa Cruz (Argentina).

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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