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Trekking and rock climbing on Cerro Capilla, Bariloche (2-3 days)

Cerro Capilla
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Trekking and rock climbing on Cerro Capilla, Bariloche (2-3 days)
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Head off on a 2-3 day trekking and rock climbing adventure on Cerro Capilla in Bariloche, Patagonia with Craig, a UIAGM-IFMGA certified Mountain Guide.



2 Days

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec




* Combine climbing and trekking surrounded by spectacular mountains

* Learn more about good climbing practices from an expert

* Enjoy the best views in all of Bariloche


Patagonia is a pretty cool place to work on your climbing skills. On this trip, I’ll take you to Cerro Capilla, a mountain that sits on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. It’s a beautiful mountain surrounded by water and smaller peaks, which means epic views. There are also great walls to climb on.

What to expect

To begin the trip, I’ll pick you up from your hotel or hostel. We’ll take the “Circuito Chico” route and take in the beautiful views of the lake and mountains on the way. We’ll stop at Bahia López and take a raft across the water to Cerro Capilla.

From there, we’ll start trekking. The trail has a steep incline at first, but it then levels off slightly. After trekking for 3- 4 hours, we’ll arrive at the refuge.

The next day, we’ll start early as we’ll have 4-6 hours of trekking and climbing ahead of us. This will involve some scrambling, and towards the end, we’ll walk along some exposed drops secured by ropes. Our reward when we get to the top will be the best views in all of Bariloche!

Depending on your preference, we can head back to Bariloche that same day or camp for an additional night and return the next day. 

What are you waiting for? Sign up!

Don’t miss this awesome chance to hone your climbing skills and climb on one of the most beautiful mountains in the Bariloche area. Request to book today and join me in Patagonia!

I’m sure you’ll be keen for even more climbing after our time together so be sure to check out this trip too.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

This price applies to a 2-day program. If you want to do the trip across 3 days, please let me know, and I can let you know the price. The cost of the boat crossing is not included in the price.


Day 1: Day 1

We’ll cross from Bahia Lopez to the base of Cerro Capilla in a raft. We’ll trek 3-4 hours with sometimes steep inclines, until we get to our refuge in the valley.

Day 2 to 3: Day 2- 3

On day two we’ll start early in the morning. We’ll do 4-6 of climbing and trekking uphill. This will include some scrambling, and we’ll navigate drops with ropes. When we reach the top we’ll take in the beautiful views. From there we’ll see how we feel, if we’re up for continuing back we will, otherwise we’ll rest at camp and return the next day.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

UIAGM-IFMGA guide in Argentina

I grew up in Buenos Aires to Scottish parents. I was lucky to travel and camp all around this beautiful country hence developing a great passion for the outdoors.

So once I finished my degree in Physical Educacion and also had a Trekking Guide certification (1997), and after spending my summers as a climbing bum up at Frey, I decided Bariloche was the place I wanted to live in.

My passion has allowed me to pursue my dreams of climbing some big walls in Yosemite, the Bugaboos, some faces in the Alps and Dolomites and other closer to here in Brasil, Peru and Bolivia.

I spent a few season working down in Southern Patagonia, El Chalten at the Base of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. Here I learned my skills in dealing with all the minor details of managing groups.

Later when Argentina proudly became part of the IFMGA/UAIGM, I took part in the first course/promotion and got certified as a Technical guide (2005).

I’ve been leading trips with NOLS and Outward Bound for the last decade almost and got to learn the soft skills for personal development which has made my expertise as a Guide a lot richer.

Now settled for sometime in Bariloche with a family (two beautiful daughters Sarah and Camila), I’ve decided to work more and more for myself and directly with potential clients and future friends.

Focusing mainly in tailor made programs specially developed for each individual interest. Backcountry skiing, Mountaineering, Rock cimbing, etc!!!

Looking forward to sharing some great times together!!!


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What people are saying about Craig



I didnt choose the optimal time for my trip. Knowing that, I was kinda anxious about how it would turn out, especially when there was really bad weather and snowfall when I arrived in Bariloche. That said, Craig did its best to still make the best out of the situation. We shuffled the dates around and split the 4 days into 2&2. I just came back from the first 2 days and have two more to go, for which I'm very excited. I'm well aware that this kind of shuffling is only possible because it isnt high season yet and am very thankful for that. In terms of the climbing: I communicated my skill level to Craig and my ambition to learn the basics of trad climbing. I think his judgement in planning the itinirary was very sensible. Craig managed to push me way out of my comfort zone without completely overwhelming me. This allowed me to learn a ton in just two days and leave me hungry for more. If you wan't to "learn the ropes" of trad climbing, stick your hands into granite cracks, send the peaks of frey and have a fantastic time doing it, Craig is the guy to book your trip with


Al Borde de la Concordia on Cerro Lopez was a very cool experience for parachuting into a new area far from home. Craig made it seamless, and we had a really good day on some fine rock in a spectacular setting.



Amazing experience with Craig, he brought me and a friend of mine at la ventana to do beginner routes, teaching us how to climb while enjoying breathtaking view. Greatly recommend.



Craig is a great guide and even better person. I would recommend him 100 times over for any backcountry adventure in Patagonia.


I used Explore-Share to connect with Craig, local IFMGA Mountain Guide from Bariloche, who took our group of 3 for an amazing day of Ski Touring around his home mountains. I met him the day before to check my equipment and go over what we’d be doing the following day. This was my first time going uphill with skis and Craig was super attentive teaching me all the basic techniques and safety procedures during the first part of the program. I felt safe and in control at all time, and the pace he chose was just right for me. We got to do a whopping 4 climbs and descents that day (with over 1000m of total vertical gain), exploring different sides of the mountain, and I have to say the skiing was just out of this world! We had the whole area to ourselves. I will definitely be hiring Craig again in the future for a climbing, mountaineering or skiing adventure in Patagonia and I would highly recommend him to anybody visiting this area. Thanks Craig!!

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