This course is a 5 days training program provided by UIAGM-IFMGA guides to learn the basic skills to travel safe on glaciated terrain and rescue your partner in case he falls in a glaciar crevasse. This basic training mountain program is designed for persons who want to gain some independency in the mountains and want to learn the following topics:

  • Ice climbing technique
  • Ice Axe use
  • Crampon walk, french technique, 10 and 12 points technique
  • Set up an anchor on ice/ snow
  • Set up a snow anchor, ice screw, develop a belay system
  • Crevasse Rescue
  • Pulley system 2:1/ 3:1/ 5:1
  • How to travel on glaciated terrain with minimum gear and minimize your pack weight
  • GPS USE, waypoint, How to Travel in whiteout
  • How to build a snow cave, melt snow , survive on glacier/ snowy terrain

The course will be based in Mount Tronador, which is the iconic peak in the Heart of Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche, Argentina.
The students have the option to be hosted in the hut or set up their tents.
At the end of the course we will climb one of the summits of Monte Tronador, Pico Argentino 3200mts.


Day 1:
Early in the morning. Drive to Tronador and hike to the hut 4-5 hs

Day 2:
Find some crevasses, travel on the glacier. Some top ropes for Ice climbing.
How to set up an anchor, download to a crevasse. Basic progression on ice with crampons.
Crevasse rescue.

Day 3:
Re-enforcement of Glacier travel skills , Crevasse rescue.
Then we will build a snow cave, conditions permitting. Study GPS, maps, waypoints.
How to do winter camping, melt snow, etc.

Day 4:
Attempt to Argentinien Peak of Mount Tronador, where we will apply most of the techniques learned. Plus how to fix a rope, introduction to what is “short roping”.
The Ascent takes around 6/8 hs to climb- 3 to come back.
Celebration in the hut at return

Day 5:
Descent to Pampa Linda. Few beers to relax! and back to town!


  • Transportation in-out from Pampa Linda
  • UIAGM-IFMGA Mountain guide
  • Assistant after 4 students
  • Ropes, harnesses, crampons

Not Includes:

  • Lodging or tenting/ camping in Meilling hut
  • Cooking stoves
  • Meals in the mountains (students must be self sufficient)
  • Lodging in town

We will help you out if some of your gear is missing or you need an extra layer, sleeping bag, a pair of gloves! But try to bring everything!


Min 4 students
USD 975 per person



Signup today for free and be the first to get notified on new updates.