Mount Alvear – Ushuaia - 2 days

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Mount Alvear – Ushuaia - November to March (But possible all year round)

Action and breathtaking views! This is Alvear, the 3rd highest peak in the Darwin Range. 1450m above sea level, Alvear can be climbed pretty much at any time of the year. In summer we can appreciate amazing rivers and waterfalls during our approach through the local forest. In winter we can really test our snow walking and glacier skills. All of if very close to the safety of Ushuaia!

The requirements for joining this expedition are:

Itinerary

Mount Alvear – Ushuaia - 2 days

Day 1 – Approach to BC and training

At 7am we have a short drive from Ushuaia to start the 5 hour walk to basecamp. We’ll have all training needed so you can have a safe climb. Our walk will be through the beautiful Lasifashaj valley where we see great waterfalls, hanging glaciers and forests. Included: transport, tents and dinner

Day 2 – Summit Day – 1006 metres

Starting with breakfast, we’ll make our way to the summit through glaciers and gullies up to the summit. After the 4 to 6 hour climb, we’ll return to BC, break camp and return to Ushuaia. We expect to arrive back to Ushuaia at 7pm. Included: breakfast, tents and transport

** The above itinerary is subject to change due 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
  • gorro neblina cinza copia

    Hat

    Woollen hat or similar for cold days

    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
  • xNxlanterna

    Headtorch

    Working headtorch and spare batteries

    Quantity: 1 Quantity: 1 Quantity: 1 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 or 2
  • fleece

    Fleece jacket

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

    Quantity: 1 Quantity: 1
Legs
  • Caláa de Trekking

    Trekking pants

    Light trekking pants

    Quantity: 1 Quantity: 1 or 2
  • Caláa anorak

    Snowproof pants

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

    Quantity: 1 (rental for U$28)
Hands
  • Luvas segunda camada

    Gloves

    Fleece or polartec gloves for every day use

    Quantity: 1 pair
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 Quantity: 1 or 2 pairs
Other Equipment
  • protetor

    Sunscreen

    25fps or above, any brand

    Quantity: 1
  • cantil

    Water Bottle

    Any sort of water container for hydration

    Quantity: 1 litre
  • Rucksack

    A decent rucksack with hip belt and rain cover

    Quantity: 55 litres of more Quantity: 35 litres or more (rental for U$28) Quantity: 55 litres or more Quantity: 55 litres or more
  • kit

    Personal Hygiene kit

    Soap, tooth brus, come, etc

    Quantity: 1 Quantity: 1 Quantity: 1 Quantity: 1
  • Bast∆o de caminhada

    Trekking poles

    Gives you more stability during walk and summit push.

    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$ 300 (U$ 400 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);
  • Technical equipment: Crampons, helmet, harness, ice axe, trekking poles
  • Camping equipment: tents, sleeping bag, mattress, kitchen and cooking utensils
  • All food out of Ushuaia
  • Personal insurance
  • Transport to/from the start of the trail

What is NOT included:

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

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