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.
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.
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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.
I'll pick you up in Bariloche.
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.
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.
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!!!
Frank H. Robertson
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.
We had a great day climbing in the Frey, Bariloche and was probably one of my favourite climbs of all time, only wish I had more time. Craig was an amazing guide, full of knowledge, experience and when I\'m back I\'ll be going climbing with him again. Can\'t believe he is turning 60! He only looks 35 must be all that mountain air!!
We had an amazing trip with Craig. He was incredibly professional and knowledgeable and we always felt in safe hands. The climbing was epic and the route selection was perfect, I definitely felt like I was able to try stuff which I wouldn\'t have the confidence to do on my own. An amazing experience which we wont forget! Thank you so much
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 was a phenomenal guide for the half-day we spent climbing. It had been a few months since I had last climbed and Craig was very attentive and paid a lot of attention to take me to a spot I would feel comfortable with. We had a great time climbing a lot of single pitch routes and just going over basics to make sure I knew what I was doing. I would highly recommend going with Craig if you have any interest in climbing in the area.
It was an excellent day of backcountry skiing that I spent with Craig. We took his pick-up and drove 30 minutes from Cerro Catedral in a park where there was no one. We made a nice climb through some forests and then we continued climbing with spectacular Patagonian views. It had been a long time since I had been ski touring so he reminded me of certain techniques and helped me improve my skills. When we got down we had a nice well-deserved picnic in the forest. I really recommend Craig to everyone who wants to spend a memorable mountain day!
I did a multi-pitch climb in Cerro Lopez with Craig, an amazing experience! We enjoyed some of Bariloche\'s finest rock, with a superb view of Nahuel Huapi lake and surroundings. Craig is a true expert, and a great guy to spend time with. I can\'t recommend him, and this trip enough!
Our group had the pleasure of trekking with Craig over a 4 day hike to Mt. Tronador. First of all, Craig is an absolute professional whose focus is on safety first and then on adventure. His Scottish accent and quick wit were a perfect fit for our group of 5 Dads and 5 teen sons. I would highly recommend Craig for any adventure in Patagonia!
Group of 1
|USD 550 each|
Group of 2
|USD 300 each|
Group of 3
|USD 240 each|
Group of 4
|USD 200 each|
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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.