From Meiling to Rocca | Tronador

3 Days

Skiing between glaciers or drinking a couple of mates sitting by the window of the hut staring at the hiding behind Monte Tronador. Three days getting to know its huts, crossing its glaciers and skiing some of its best routes. If you like this activity, you can’t miss it. Pictures speak for themselves, don’t they?

 

Food in the mountains

We recommend that you bring your snacks of choice for those long hours in the mountains. Same goes for your favorite beverages. Eating well is key for keeping your strength up out in the hills. And to cope with the loss of appetite, the best you can have is a wide variety of food, from sweet to sour and salty. Carrying at least 2 liters if water is essential.  

Accommodation during the trip

Both nights will be spent at Meiling Hut. Depending on the time of the year services availability may vary. We only need our sleeping bags. 

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. 

Gear list

Specifics:

  • Mountain skis with touring bindings and skins in good shape / Splitboard with bindings and skins 
  • Touring boots / snowboarding boots
  • Beacon, Shovel and Probe
  • Helmet
  • Crampons
  • Goggles
  • Gloves (two pairs)
  • Sunglasses / Sunscreen (+50)

Layered clothing:

  • Base Layer Tops and Bottoms (Lightweight or Midweight, Synthetic)
  • Fleece
  • Rain Jacket
  • Insulated Jacket
  • Rain Pants
  • Ski socks
  • Change of clothes (shirt, thermal interior, gloves, socks, underwear)
  • Cap / hat 
  • Buff

Other:

  • Personal Bathroom Kit: Toilet Paper, Ziplock Bags, Personal Wipes, Hand Cleaner
  • 1lt bottle of water (minimum) 
  • Thermos
  • First aid kit
  • Money and papers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Camera
  • Trekking shoes

We have equipment for rent:

  • Skis / Skins and Bindings
  • Splitboard
  • Security kit (Beacon, Shovel and Probe)

Feel free to ask pricing and availability.

On the first and last day, depending on the amount of snow, we may have to walk with the skis on our backpacks. For this activity a comfortable and suitable backpack is advised. A good pair of shoes will also be necessary to walk to the skiing areas.

Location: Bariloche

Duration: 3 days (+ days are optional)

Dates: July to October

Requirements: Advanced ski level. Experience in backcountry skiing. Good physical condition.

Guides and Ratio: 5:1

10 people max.

  • Professional AAGM Mountain Guide
  • Professional AAGM Ski Guide
  • Security Kit (Beacon, Shovel and Probe)
  • Accommodation in huts with breakfast and dinner included
  • Personal insurance

  • Breakfast, box lunch or meals during trips (feel free to ask)
  • Accommodation and transfers in Bariloche
  • Touring skis or splitboards.
  • Some unspecified item in this programme.

 

Day 1: We leave Bariloche towards Pampa Linda early in the morning. Once in the base of Cerro Tronador, we’ll load our packs and slowly head to Otto Meiling Refuge. Depending on snow and weather conditions, we will leave most of our load at the refuge and head to the edge of “La Motte” and then descend back. Then, we’ll dine and hit the sack. We have a full skiing day tomorrow!

Day 2: After breakfast we’ll go out to give our all through the glaciers of The Tronador. The plan is to traverse/cross to the Rocca Refuge (Paso de las nubes), drink some mate there, stare at the view and return to Meiling Refuge. The descent to Paso de las nubes is amazing. Upon return there are many good routes to ski like the south face of the Alerce Glacier. 

Day 3: After giving our all the day before, all that’s left is waking up, having breakfast and going out of the refuge to say goodbye to the mountain. Then, we’ll go back down to Pampa Linda. We’ll take it slow and calm to arrive at the base of The Tronador at around 4 in the afternoon. The end!

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