Snowshoeing in Bariloche, Patagonia. One day trip with Juan Carlos, AAGM certified mountain guide. Discover Cerro Lopez and its surroundings in a unique way!
May, Jun, Jul, Sep
Open to everyone
Let’s snowshoe across the mountains in Bariloche while feeling the peacefulness and majesty of the Andes!
This amazing adventure starts at Cerro López foothill. Here, a 4×4 Land Rovers will be waiting for us to drive towards the mountain hut “Extremo Encantado”. Once there, we will check our gear and have a briefing about some snowshoeing and risk management skills. You will carry a home-made box-lunch with sandwiches, granola bars and a chocolate brownie.
The ascent on snowshoes follows the East Ridge climbing through an old growth “Lenga” forest. Keep your eyes open to admire Austral Parakeets and Magellanic Woodpeckers! Quickly we will gain altitude and reach “La Roca Podrida”, the first viewpoint. Here we’ll have a short break, enjoy the view and a hot tea.
The climb continues and the ridge gets narrower and more dramatic thought the woods. After 2:30 hiking hours we will reach “La Piedra de Asterix” a rocky prominence that rises over the trees. This point offers a 360° view where we will stop for lunch and relax.
It is common to see Andean Condors flying over the mountain at this altitude. We will be now at 1615 meters of height. Time to recover our energy with two delicious home-made sandwiches and brownie.
After that, if you feel good and have some extra energy, we can continue towards “El Filo de las Cabras”. It is a mountain shoulder following the ridge with incredible new views.
Finally, the descent will be by the same route we ascended. In only one hour we’ll be again at the cozy hut enjoying a beautiful view with a cup of hot-coco on your hands!
Contact me if you find this snowshoeing program interesting. An ideal place to discover Bariloche in a different way!
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Personal insurance
AAGM mountain guide from Argentina.
I was raised in Buenos Aires where I used to go sailing and fishing with my family during weekend and holidays. As a teenager I began traveling to Patagonia with friends to fish, hike and camp. Years later I became a rock climber and mountaineer since I wanted to asses more summits and amazing views.
At the age of 23 and after gathering a good amount of fun ascents and traverses along Patagonia, I decided to fully commit to a life in the outdoors. As a result I started my carrier at N.O.L.S. – National Outdoors Leadership School in the U.S.A. and Chile. I lead rock climbing and mountaineering trips in Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Alaska and in Aysen (Chilean Patagonia) for nine years.
In 2009 finally settled permanently in Bariloche and focused my guiding work on the Lake District Region. Here I discovered new styles of guiding and service which were good to experience and helped me grow in this profession. Now I am able to mix my background on outdoor education with the guiding world and create unique experiences for active travelers.
I take advantage of every season of the year, going mountain biking and sea-kayaking in the summer, ice-skating on alpine lakes during the Fall, back-country skiing during the Winter, rock climbing and mountaineering as soon as the Spring makes it way through the snow.
• N.O.L.S. Senior Instructor
• A.A.G.M. Mountain Guide
• W.F.R. First Aid Certified
• L.N.T. Leave No Trace Master Educator
• AV 1 Level Avalanche Awareness
• Nahuel Huapi National Park Mountain & Kayaking Guide
• A.C.A American Canoe Association Level 3, Coastal Kayaking
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AAGM | UIMLA
Juan was very informative and offered a well-rounded trip; would definitely do it again!
We went snowshoeing in Bariloche last July. The trip was great and Juan Carlos was fantastic!
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