Join Juan, an AAGM-certified guide, on this exhilarating ski mountaineering adventure! After celebrating incredible panoramic views of immense Patagonia from the summit of Lanin, enjoy a thrilling ski descent down 2,500 meters of fantastic backcountry conditions!
Enjoy awe-inspiring panoramic views from the summit of the Lanin Volcano
Thrilling ski descent of 2,500m/8,200 ft on impeccable conditions
Local expert guides who know the route well
Experience the majesty of the Patagonian landscape during this adventurous privately guided ski mountaineering descent of a classic Patagonian volcano!
With its classic pyramid form and snow covered slopes, the Volcano Lanin is a gorgeous volcano situated in Patagonia on Argentina’s border with Chile. Its fantastic snow conditions and long descent make the peak an ideal objective for a thrilling ski mountaineering trip. Rising to 3,776 meters/12,388 feet, this is the perfect trip for experienced backcountry skiiers looking to escape the crowds and experience the magic and mystery of the Patagonian wilderness.
During this 2 day trip, we will take in the incredible panoramic views from the volcano’s summit before our exhilarating ski descent. We meet in Bariloche the night before our departure for a trip briefing and dinner. The next morning, we drive to the base of the volcano, near the town of Junin de los Andes. We finish the day climbing to the RIM Hut, enjoying some skiing around the refuge before turning in for the night.
The next day, our summit push begins before sunrise. The climb will take us several hours over moderately difficult glaciated terrain. During the last portion of the journey, use of crampons will be necessary.
Once we arrive at the summit, we celebrate our achievement and take in incredible panoramic views, which stretch from the volcanoes of Villarica, Tronador, Llaima in the west, to the vast Patagonian Steppe in the east. It is a stunning place to pause and appreciate the immensity and beauty of Patagonia.
From the summit, we will enjoy a thrilling descent of 2,500 meters/8,200 ft on our skis. The slopes are moderately angled and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. The conditions range from powder to spring skiing depending on the season. Once we reach the Rim Hut, we continue down to the valley through the forest with some lovely gladed skiing.
Book now for an incredible opportunity to discover remote the landscapes of Patagonia during this exciting ski descent from the summit of the Lanin volcano!
Check out my other exciting backcountry ski trips: 8-day Ski Mountaineering Tour of the Chilean Volcanoes, Frey 4-day Backcountry ski trip from Bariloche, or 6-day hut to hut backcountry skiing tour in Baguales!
We will meet in Bariloche
I´m based in Bariloche, Patagonia, where I guide full time, mostly technical custom trips with small groups.
I started guiding in 1998, and my job took me all around the globe. In Montana, USA, where I lived for many years I worked extensively in the Rockies, guiding in the Tetons, Wind Rivers, and the Beartooths. Back to Argentina, I spend most of my time ski guiding volcanoes, rock climbing at Frey and mountaineering in Chalten and Tronador.
The rest of time I work as a Technical director at the AAGM, forming new guides, and trying to be an exciting dad for my two kids, taking advantage of the great backyard we have at home!
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