The ascend to Pico Argentino at Tronador is one of the best mountain experiences to enjoy in Patagonia. A 3-day hustle with every bit of an alpine climb. Walking in the forest, sleeping at a mountain hut, walking through a glacier and its cracks and reaching the summit of one of the most incredible lookouts in the area.
Its history, location and surroundings make this mountain one of the most iconic in Bariloche and Patagonia in general. This ascent is one of those transformative experiences totally worth living. Especially in the company of one of our experienced guides.
This programme includes the ascent from Otto Meiling hut only. It can be combined with the Glaciar Alerce – Paso de las Nubes trip and even go down through Frias Lake, then sail from Puerto Blest to Bariloche. Do not hesitate to ask for a tailor-made experience.
Food in the mountains
We recommend packing your snacks of choice for those long days in the mountains. Same goes for your favorite beverages. Eating well is key for keeping your strength up out in the wild. And to cope with the loss of appetite, the best you can have is a wide variety of food at your disposal, from sweet to sour and salty. Carrying at least 2 liters if water is essential.
Accommodation during the trip
During our stay at Otto Meiling hut you will find all main services. The place offers a USB charging station, restrooms and other amenities. You can choose between dinner, breakfast or even cook your own lunch for summit day.
Travel and rescue insurance
An insurance plan is mandatory to protect yourself from the unexpected. Check with your insurance company on the details about coverage and policies. Feel free to contact us for details or in doubt.
Duration: 3 days
Dates: November to March
Requirements: Experience in trekking and with crampons Good physical condition.
Guides and Ratio: 2:1
6 people max.
- Professional AAGM/UIAGM Mountain Guide
- Accommodation in hut.
- Breakfast and dinner included
- Mountain gear (ropes, crampons, ice-axe, helmet, harness)
- Satellite communication service
- Personal insurance in case of accidents.
- Transfers to Pampa Linda
- Meals/food besides breakfast and dinner as specified
- Personal gear (sleeping bag, layered clothing, boots, skis)
- Travelers insurance
- Some unspecified item in this programme