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