• Doing the Ice cap traverse with Schenck family

  • Five stars sunset, Cerro Torre massif

  • Friends on Affannasief route taken from Ensueño on Fitz Roy

  • Heading back home after attempt to Mariano Moreno in 2006

  • Ice mushrooms in San Lorenzo

  • On north summit of San Lorenzo in 2005

  • The Patagonian Spires in a magic day

  • The patagonian towers in a nice sunset

  • Tronador wild clouds (Photo by: Konrad Bartelski)


Guided Mountaineering and Ski Mountaineering Andescross Personalized Mountain Guiding

Patagonia is widely renowned for it’s world class mountaineering, and with Andescross our mountain guides have been sharing the wild beauty of the Patagonian Andes since 1999. We have chosen to guide small groups so we can offer our clients personalized mountaineering adventures in Patagonia. This way we can work with your vacation schedule and move at your pace.

Small groups allow our mountain guides to give you personal attention, while practicing safe mountaineering, and without overburdening the pristine environments of Patagonia.

OurProfessional Mountain Guides would love to share with you how much the Patagonian Andes of Argentina and Chile have to offer to mountaineers: dense Valdivian forests, hanging glaciers, turquoise rivers, the 2nd largest icecap in the world, waterfalls, diverse flora and fauna, and dramatic summits. The National Parks of Patagonia are very diverse and on some of our guided excursions we take a lake crossing or go by horseback to access remote terrain.

Many of the highest peaks in the Patagonian Lakes District are snow-capped or glaciated volcanoes! Mountaineering and Alpine Ski Touring in the “Ring of Fire”includes the volcanoes Lanin, Puntiagudo, Osorno, Tronador, Puyehue, and others. From the top of one, you can see the others in a chain in the distance, and you will be high above surrounding Andes!

For those who would like some more action and do longer, wilder mountaineering trips, our mountain guides can take you to South America’s Continental Ice Field in the Glaciers National Park of Southern Patagonia near El Chalten. This is the 2nd largest ice cap in the world, and we can traverse from Paso Marconi to Paso del Viento by the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre mountain ranges.

We also offer a unique guided mountaineering expedition in Cerro San Lorenzo in the Central Patagonian Andes. This is the 2nd highest peak in Patagonia and offers a great mountaineering ascent as well as ski touring and trekking in the very remote and almost unexplored land surrounding this impressive summit.

Our mountain guides enjoy the Patagonian Andes all year round! From Ski Mountaineering and Alpine Ski Touring to Traversing the Continental Ice Field to Trekking, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, and Exploratory Expeditions, our guides get out to the mountains as much as possible! Vamos!

Mount Tronador Ascent

Mount Tronador is the emblematic peak of the Patagonian Lakes District, and at 3554 meters, the highest peak in Argentina’s Nahuel Huapi National Park. Mount Tronador is a glaciated dormant volcano and stands high above the surrounding Andes of Northern Patagonia. Andean Condors, the world’s largest birds of flight, come to Mount Tronador to play in the wind and teach their young how to soar in the different wind patterns around the mountain.

Mountaineers often have the impressive experience of seeing the shadow of a 4 meter, 12 foot, wingspan on the glacier as a curious condor flies over! Ascending Cerro Tronador with a Mountain Guide requires steady trekking over the glaciers and a bit of simple ice climbing at the very top. This is an ideal mountaineering trip to be done with ski touring gear September through December or and hiking/climbing during the summer, December- April.

Andescross offers these Guided Mountaineering Trips
in the Southern Andes of Patagonia

For these mountaineering trips, we strongly recommend hiring a Professional IFMGA UIAGM or AAGM Mountain Guide.

These are only few of our favorite mountaineering trips in Patagonia, Argentina and Chile
that we have to offer with our Professional AAGM or IFMGA UIAGM Mountain Guides