Glacier walking – Ushuaia - 1 day activity


Glacier walking – Ushuaia - All year round

How about walking on crampons over a 20 thousand year old glacier? From the famous Martial Glacier you get to see most of the Darwin mountain range, as well as the Beagle Canal and Ushuaia itself. Its an ideal option for those searching for safe adventure not far from Ushuaia.

Requirements for joining this expedition are:


Glacier walking – Ushuaia - 1 day activity

1 day itinerary – 9am departure / 3pm return

At 9am we leave Ushuaia to start our 6 hour trek. After a short drive from town and a light approach to the base of the glacier, we’ll learn all the necessary techniques and skills with extremely experienced guides. We’ll take the same path back to the road and to Ushuaia.

** The above itinerary is subject to change due weather conditions, performance of the group, political / administrative problems and any other events not described.


Having good mountaineering equipment is one of the key points to have a successful trip to Mount Avelar. Please note all your personal equipment will be checked by one of our guides before departure. Ushuaia has a few mountaineering shops where equipment can be easily purchased.

  • Hat or cap

    For sun protection

    Quantity: 1 (optional)
  • equipamento buff


    Buff or similar

    Quantity: 1 (OPTIONAL)
  • xNxExplorer noir vert J

    Sunglasses (cat 3 or 4)

    With side protection to fit your face

    Quantity: 1
  • GG

    Sunscreen and lip balm

    30 FPS or more

    Quantity: 1
  • Snowproof jacket

    A good snow, rain and windproof jacket

    Quantity: 1
  • camiseta dry


    Synthetic fibre long or short sleeve t-shirt

    Quantity: 1
  • Fleece jacket

    Used alone or as part of a layer system for better performance

    Quantity: 1
  • Caláa de Trekking

    Trekking pants

    Light trekking pants

    Quantity: 1
  • Caláa anorak

    Snowproof pants

    Goretex or similar pants will be used for high wind or during snow conditions

    Quantity: 1
  • Luvas segunda camada


    Fleece or polartec gloves for every day use

    Quantity: 1 pair (OPTIONAL)
  • Trekking boots

    Waterproof trekking boots, try wearing them before the expedition

    Quantity: 1 pair
  • Meias de trekking

    Trekking socks

    Good thick trekking socks

    Quantity: 1 pair
Other Equipment
  • Sunscreen

    25fps or above, any brand

    Quantity: 1
  • Water Bottle

    Any sort of water container for hydration

    Quantity: 1 litre
  • Small Rucksack

    25 to 35 litres for water, food and personal belongings

    Quantity: 1
  • Bast∆o de caminhada

    Trekking poles

    Gives you more stability during walk and summit push.

    Quantity: 1 or pair (OPTIONAL)


View our photos of Sebastian Beltrame:

Sebastian Beltrame

Mountain guide, Ski guide and rock climbing guide

Language skills:

English - excellent command
Spanish - native speaker
Italian - excellent command

A ski athlete, Sebastian Beltrame Muschietti was born in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world! Skiing since he was 2 years old, Sebastian became a ski athlete competing for alpine world ski championships when he was 10.

At 18 he became a professional biathlon athlete (country cross skiing shooting a .22 rifle). Competing as biathlon professional athlete for 7 years, he won national and South American competitions. Sebastian participated in several world championships in many European countries including the Winter Olympic Games in Torino in 2006.

In 2007 he decided to retire from professional competitions to then focus on the guiding career. Sebastian worked on his rock, ice, and mixed climbing skills as well as guiding techniques to graduate as a mountain guide in 2011 at the Argentinean Mountaineering Guides Association (AAGM). He works as a professional mountain guide since then. Sebastian’s next mission is to become a UIAA Mountain Ski Guide.

Sebastian has done a large number of technical climbs at the Darwin Range and Patagonia while many of those are new lines. He now runs ski expeditions and ski traverses regularly and is one of the best-known guides in the island.



Cost is U$ 90 (U$ 160 for a private tour), contact us to know payment methods:

What’s included:

  • Assistant mountain guides depending upon number or clients (client per guide ratio = 2);
  • Transport from/to start of the trail;
  • Crampons for ice patches;
  • Snack lunch;
  • Personal insurance.

What is NOT included:

  • Personal trekking equipment (check equipment tab);
  • Money return in case you abandon the expedition;
  • International travel insurance;
  • Reimbursement for loss or damage of your personal equipment.

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