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:
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.
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 protectionQuantity: 1 (optional)
Buff or similarQuantity: 1
Woollen hat or similar for cold daysQuantity: 1 (OPTIONAL)
Sunglasses (cat 3 or 4)
With side protection to fit your faceQuantity: 1
Sunscreen and lip balm
30 FPS or moreQuantity: 1
Working headtorch and spare batteriesQuantity: 1 Quantity: 1 Quantity: 1 Quantity: 1
A good snow, rain and windproof jacketQuantity: 1
Synthetic fibre long or short sleeve t-shirtQuantity: 1 or 2
Used alone or as part of a layer system for better performanceQuantity: 1 Quantity: 1
Light trekking pantsQuantity: 1 Quantity: 1 or 2
Goretex or similar pants will be used for high wind or during snow conditionsQuantity: 1 (rental for U$28)
Fleece or polartec gloves for every day useQuantity: 1 pair
Waterproof trekking boots, try wearing them before the expeditionQuantity: 1 pair
Good thick trekking socksQuantity: 1 pair Quantity: 1 or 2 pairs
25fps or above, any brandQuantity: 1
Any sort of water container for hydrationQuantity: 1 litre
A decent rucksack with hip belt and rain coverQuantity: 55 litres of more Quantity: 35 litres or more (rental for U$28) Quantity: 55 litres or more Quantity: 55 litres or more
Personal Hygiene kit
Soap, tooth brus, come, etcQuantity: 1 Quantity: 1 Quantity: 1 Quantity: 1
Gives you more stability during walk and summit push.Quantity: 1 or pair (OPTIONAL)
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A ski athlete, Sebastian Beltrame Muschietti was born in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world! Skiing since he was 2 years old, Sebastian became a ski athlete competing for alpine world ski championships when he was 10.
At 18 he became a professional biathlon athlete (country cross skiing shooting a .22 rifle). Competing as biathlon professional athlete for 7 years, he won national and South American competitions. Sebastian participated in several world championships in many European countries including the Winter Olympic Games in Torino in 2006.
In 2007 he decided to retire from professional competitions to then focus on the guiding career. Sebastian worked on his rock, ice, and mixed climbing skills as well as guiding techniques to graduate as a mountain guide in 2011 at the Argentinean Mountaineering Guides Association (AAGM). He works as a professional mountain guide since then. Sebastian’s next mission is to become a UIAA Mountain Ski Guide.
Sebastian has done a large number of technical climbs at the Darwin Range and Patagonia while many of those are new lines. He now runs ski expeditions and ski traverses regularly and is one of the best-known guides in the island.
Expedition cost is U$ 300 (U$ 400 for a private tour), contact us to know payment methods:
What is NOT included: