- August 24-31; Bariloche-Huts, Chutes, Steak & IPA
- September 1-9; Andean(Maipo) Couloirs and Offpiste Adventures
- September 8-16 Classic Volcanoes(Villarrica, Chillan, Lonquimay, Llaima….)
- September 8-22 The Long Version Classic plus Southern Summits(Tack on Osorno, Puyehue and Casablanca..)
- Duration: 9-13 Days
- Level: Advanced
- Client Ratio: 5:1
- 9 Days – $2,665
- 13 Days – $3,595
- Included: Ground transportation, airport transfers, all meals while on the mountain, tents, stoves, cook kits, group climbing equipment, guide services, accommodations and breakfast
- Not Included: Airfare, gratuities for guides, hot springs fees, Lift Tickets, Ski touring gear, extra drinks, meals in cities, personal insurance and Individual transfers.
Chile Volcanoes and Argentina’s Northern Patagonia spice up your summer with ski descents along the Southern end of the Ring of Fire! Join me for a long week exploring the valleys, bowls and chutes that surround South America’s oldest ski town, Bariloche. Next stop; The Three Valleys and One Canyon of the Santiago region, home to big open runs from world class ski areas. The final 2 weeks explore the slopes of the southern Chilean volcanoes by ski touring. In this amazing trip you will discover the Araucania-the Monkey Puzzle Trees, rivers and lakes district of Chile. The trip takes you through active volcanoes and incredible trees like the old araucarias. In addition, you will enjoy delicious local food, hot springs, the local culture and other unforgettable memories.
We will travel through the Lakes District with chance to try several local ski areas and ski down 4-5 different volcanos: Lonquimay, Llaima, Villarrica, Puyehue, Chillan and Osorno. Each of them has a very different shape. It will therefore make for unique descents. Moreover, the landscapes and views of the region are stunning. During this trip we will discover the ancient forest of the area, the big rivers and lakes. It will also be a chance to live the culture and enjoy the great food of the area. We will sleep in different lodges and hotels close to the mountain. The idea is to discover the region by skiing down the volcanos, eating good food and resting in beautiful places every day.
Climb and ski four Andean volcanoes over the course of one trip, options include: Lonquimay, Llaima, Villarrica, Lanin, Mocho and Osorno.
Combine both single and multi-day ascents during the expedition, staying in comfortable Argentinean and Chilean lodges between objectives.
Build your ski mountaineering experience with instruction and practice on fun and challenging terrain.
Travel and experience the beautiful landscapes and culture of Southern Chile and Northern Patagonia.
Some afternoons we visit and soak in the spectacular and relaxing volcanic mineral hot springs
Fantastic dinners and red wine as well as trekking, horseback riding, spas, etc. if we encounter poor weather days
- Touring Gear
- Adjustable Ski poles with powder (big) baskets*
- Skis or snowboard.Skis should be equipped with alpine touring bindings or telemark bindings. We prefer split decision snowboards w/ skins because you do not need snow shoes.
- Alpine touring, telemark, or snowboard boots *(Available for rental @Ascent)
- Snowshoes for snowboarders*(Available for rental @Ascent)
- Skins with glop stopper (skin wax)
- Avalanche Beacon This needs to be Triple Antenna.*(Available for rental @Ascent)
- Shovel Small collapsible style*(Available for rental @Ascent)
- Avalanche Probe 265cm or longer*(Available for rental @Ascent)
- Harness Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing (e.g. Mammut Alpine Light, Black Diamond Couloir)
- 2 Locking carabiners Large, pear-shaped carabiner is best. screw gate type, no Autolocking
- 2 Regular carabiners (e.g. wire gate style recommended)
- Ice axe lightweight for glacier travel
- Ski Crampons for skis & boards
- Crampons with anti-bot plates – fitted to your boots
- Helmet for riding and climbing adjustable to fit over hats
- Glacier Travel/Crevasse Rescue Prussiks/Ropeman & Tibloc
- Lightweight base layer T-shirt or long sleeve polypropylene shirt
- Soft Shell
- 1 -2 Sports bra synthetic(Women)
- 1 Medium weight Down/synthetic jacket with hood
- 1 Hard shell jacket with hood Waterproof and breathable. roomy enough to fit over multiple layers.
- 1 pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene
- 1 pair warm gloves Synthetic
- Shell gloves or mitts
- Warm hat Wool or synthetic
- Balaclava or Buff
- Shade hat or baseball cap
- 2 pair heavy wool/synthetic socks Check boot fit with liner and wool socks on
- 2 pair synthetic underwear Polypropylene or Capilene
- 1 pair lightweight long underwear Polypropylene or Capilene
- Soft shell pants with Schoeller fabrics
- Shell pants Waterproof/breathable with full side zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best
- Comfortable clothes for travelling and eating out
- Duffel and ski bag
Sleeping Gear(Hut Based Trips)
- Sleeping bag Rated to at least 20º F. Line the stuff sack w/ plastic bag.
- Sleeping pad 1 closed cell foam and/or ¾ length Therma-Rest for extra warmth and comfort.*(For 3 day course)
- Internal frame pack 2500-3500 cubic inch capacity, avoid unnecessary options that add weight
- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection
- Personal first aid kit Basics: moleskin/blister kit, Band-Aids, first-aid tape, ibuprofen, personal medications, etc.
- Lip balm At least SPF 20,
- Sunscreen At least SPF 40
- Headlamp compact LED
- 2 1-liter water bottles
- Plastic mug Needs a snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.*(for 3 Day Course)
- Bowl and spoon Plastic, small Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
- Toiletry kit Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag.
- 1-2 Large plastic bags Good for keeping miscellaneous gear dry
- Nylon stuff sacks For food and gear storage (large Ziplocs are also useful
- Hand wipes
- 1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional)
- Lunch & snack food (no more than 2 pounds)