Laguna Turquesa and Cabrajal – Ushuaia - 1 day activity

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Laguna Turquesa and Cabrajal – Ushuaia - All year round

Only 1 hour away from the road we can get to Laguna Turquesa (Turquoise Lake) and enjoy breathtaking landscapes. Not far from it we’ll get to the summit of Mount Cabrajal a nearly 1000 metre high hill which allows great views of the highest mountains in the range.

The requirements for joining this expedition are:

Itinerary

Laguna Turquesa and Cabrajal – Ushuaia - 1 day activity

1 day itinerary – 9am departure / 4pm return

At 9 am we leave Ushuaia to start our 7-hour trek. Only 1 hour away from the road we can get to Laguna Turquesa (Turquoise Lake) and enjoy breathtaking landscapes. Not far from it we’ll get to the summit of Mount Cabrajal a nearly 1000 metre high hill which allows great views of the highest mountains in the range.

We’ll return over a different ridge named Gotama and descent an even nicer valley named Ollum. We even offer an optional mid-afternoon lunch at a local mountain hut/restaurant.

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

Equipment

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.

Head
  • bone

    Hat or cap

    For sun protection

    Quantity: 1 (optional)
  • equipamento buff

    Bandana

    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
Torso
  • jaqueta

    Snowproof jacket

    A good snow, rain and windproof jacket

    Quantity: 1
  • camiseta dry

    T-shirt

    Synthetic fibre long or short sleeve t-shirt

    Quantity: 1
  • fleece

    Fleece jacket

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

    Quantity: 1
Legs
  • 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
Hands
  • Luvas segunda camada

    Gloves

    Fleece or polartec gloves for every day use

    Quantity: 1 pair (OPTIONAL)
Feet
  • bota

    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
  • protetor

    Sunscreen

    25fps or above, any brand

    Quantity: 1
  • cantil

    Water Bottle

    Any sort of water container for hydration

    Quantity: 1 litre
  • mochila

    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 Quantity: 1 or pair Quantity: 1 or pair Quantity: 1 or pair Quantity: 1 or pair (OPTIONAL)

FAQ

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.

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Cost

Expedition 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 climbing 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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