Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec
Pampa Linda, in the valley at the foot of Mount Tronador, is the starting point of your trek. You must walk around 4-6 hours to Otto Meiling hut, depending on the pace. Start walking through forests for a couple of hours, enjoying from time to time the astonishing views of Tronador peak and it’s glacier (and the thundering sounds of ice blocks falling!). After leaving behind the bushline,you reach the myhtical Meiling hut, where will spend the night.
Today we meet at the hut and together we will do the Alerces Glacier crossing. Just a couple of meters away from Meiling hut, the ice starts. Equipped with crampons, harness and rope, we will see the beautiful crossing of Alerces Glacier. The pace is really enjoyable, and if the sky is clear we will see Tronador and surrounding peaks, and Andean condors flying around. Once we get off the glacier, we still have an hour or so hiking to the recently refurbished Rocca hut, where we spend the night.
Is your last day, in which you go down and back to Bariloche. Have two options here. The first one is to follow the trail down to Pampa Linda, your starting point, and take the bus back to Bariloche. And the other option is going down to Puerto Frias and from there navigated to Puerto Pañuelo in Bariloche in a couple of nice boats over Nahuel Huapi lake.
Individual technical equipment (crampons , harness, helmet) is included, other equipment (Boots, poles, sleeping bag, etc) is not included.
- More than 40 days prior to departure: 100% refund
- 20-40 days prior to departure: 70% refund
- 10-20 days prior to departure: 50% refund
- less than 10 days: no refund
This type of adventures depends on the weather condition, and there are plenty of factors that can change it partially or totally. The guide has the legal right to cancel the expedition if the weather conditions are dangerous or not appropriate as well as if there is a problem or disability of one of the group members.
I was born in a very remote area of northern Argentina which gave me a special appreciation for the outdoors. When I was 16 my family moved south, closer to the mountains, and I started to climb in the Andes. I've been mountaineering – trekking and climbing – ever since.
I've traveled and climbed throughout Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, the USA, Canada and Europe. I spent two summer seasons working in Aosta, Italy where I completed numerous ascents and climbing on the area.
At some point in my younger years, my career path steered me to the telecommunications industry, scaling towers and fixing cellular systems. But the mountains were never far away and I eventually returned to my roots and become a mountain guide since 2001.
In the winter I focus on being a ski guide around the mountain range and also the volcanoes, this is how I spend part of my time on the winter seasons as well as teaching backcountry ski and avalanche awareness courses.
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