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Mountaineering Patagonia

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Mountaineering Patagonia
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Professional Mountain Guides: Hiking, Trekking, Rock & Ice climbing, Mountain Ascents, Backcountry Ski and Southern Ice Field Expeditions. We are a Guiding Company, specialized in Southern Patagonia. Our base of operations is El Chaltén, in the...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Calle Eduardo Brenner 88, El Chalten Z9301AAA, Argentina
+54 2962 49-3194
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've done a number of snow climbs in the states, but am not super experienced. When coming to El Chalten to trek to see Fitz Roy, I noticed there were a few less-technical peaks one could summit, and I saw that Merlin had gotten some...More

Thank Diana T
Reviewed October 10, 2018

My wife and I had an amazing time with Merlin, during a 10-day private skitouring trip in Patagonia. We spent the first 7 days in the Catedral area near Bariloche (incl. a two-night stay in Refugio Frey) and the final three days in Chile, climbing...More

Thank arwilevo
Merlin L, Propietario at Mountaineering Patagonia, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Thanks for your feedback, it was a great trip!

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

We spent over a week with Merlin, travelling around Patagonia, ski touring, hiking, kayaking and horse riding. He was a friendly, patient and knowledgeable guide and a highly experienced and skilled mountaineer - we felt completely safe with him and really enjoyed his company. In...More

Thank hoydon
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Merlin was the most professional guide I encountered on our travels in Argentina. He excelled at helping us balance finding good lines and fun skiing while remaining attuned to our safety and physical state. Of all the places I've traveled, El Chalten offers some of...More

Thank RachelM3522
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

Wow!! Trip of a life time!! I cant say enough amazing things about our guide Juan Jerez and Merlin. Just do it! Your life will be complete after your trip with Mountaineering Patagonia!! Juan your an awesome guide and Merlin your an awesome planner. This...More

Thank david b
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience to summit Cerro Madsen with Guide Martin (extremely helpful and inspiring mountain-guide) - Best view of the fitz-roy skyline one could imagine! - Also great Rockclimbing the day after even with a multi-pitch to round up the perfect experience!

Thank Lassedochreden
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

One day for the cerro Madsen and one day climbing during the beginning of may 2018. The two guides (Martin for ascent and Juan for climbing) were amazing : so cool, very professionnal and helpful. 100% recommanded !

Thank Simon V
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We had a group of 5 backpack for 5 days in Patagonia. They took great care of us. We had a great guide (Louis) and cook (Machi). Louis was so knowledgeable of the area and mountains. Everyday was filled with hikes and views. The evenings...More

Thank Alicia P
Reviewed April 12, 2018

The pictures on the website do not do this place justice and I cannot imagine a better company to help you experience Patagonia. We did the Basecamp trek and it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. Merlin and his team were...More

Thank Clement Q
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

We were recommended to hire Mountaineering Patagonia by a friend from home. Merlin took us out for a day of climbing and showed us a great day! We borrowed all of the gear and it was in good shape. We climbed 3 single pitch 5.10a-d,...More

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