Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct
We will depart from Bariloche towards Villa La Angostura (80 km). Lunch there. Then, we will cross the border to Chile through the Puyehue Pass.
We will head to the base of the Puyehue volcano with the help of horses. It will be a 3-or-4-hour ride to the hut (1600 m). Night in the hut (optional in tent).
Ski or hike to top of the Puyehue Volcano, through very enjoyable slopes. We will also visit the natural hot springs and have a relaxing bath. Night in the hut (optional in tent).
Today we will drive to Antillanca (35 km). Hot springs and relax day.
A 4-to-5-hour ascent to the Casablanca volcano. It will be a beautiful skiing or hiking down back (according to season) to the parking lot. Then, we will drive towards Pucon (5 hours)
Climb to the Villarica volcano (4-5-hour ascent) and ski or hike down. Night in Pucon.
Drive through the Tromen pass to the Lanin Volcano base passing by a beautiful Araucaria forest. Night in Junin de los Andes.
Drive from Junin to the Lanin base. It will be a 6-hour ascent to the hut. Night in the hut.
UIAGM-IFMGA-IVBV Mountain Guide
My name is Jorge, and I am one of the first IFMGA/UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides in Argentina. I got my full UIAGM-IFMGA certification in 2005. I was one of the pioneer mountain guides in Argentina and Chile to introduce Ski Mountaineering and Backcountry Skiing back in 1999.
In 2009, I became one of the first Argentines to work as a Ski Guide on the Antarctic Peninsula and ski peaks in that area. I helped, co-worked and guided ski athletes from Salomon, Arcteryx, Smith and the North face, such as Xavier de Le Rue, Luca de Bari, Eric Hjorleifson and other pro-athletes of the ski industry in the production of ski films in Argentina and Chile.
I have been guiding across Patagonia for more than 15 years now. In the past few years I have also guided in Antarctica, Norway and Iceland.
Patagonia is my home. This is where I started to develop most of my guiding skills and experiences at an early age. Today, I spend half of the year guiding overseas, and the other half guiding in Argentina and Chile.
Regarding my personal resume as a guide and sportsman, some of the highlights include classic Granite climbs in Yosemite National Park like the Half Dome Regular NW face in a day and Sentinel Rock (Herbert- Chouinard route); several ski mountaineering expeditions to Alaska including the inner Chugach range; the Wrangell's-Saint Elias range, spending two weeks in a tent in the Icefield, skiing couloirs and faces as much as we could. Other great mountaineering expeditions I went on include:
- A remote expedition to Mariano Moreno in the Patagonian Icefield
- Several rock climbs in Europe, like the Dolomites, Slovakia, French and Swiss Alps, and Spain
- Guiding the Mont Blanc ascent on skis
- Technical classic ice/rock Rebuffat- Terray on Pelerins in Chamonix
- Frendo Spur in Chamonix
- Fitz Roy and other satellites spires in Patagonia
I happily spend a lot of my time on skis, and guiding mostly technical backcountry and volcanoes in Patagonia.
I’m fluent in Spanish and English.
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