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Mountaineering Patagonia

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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
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Calle Eduardo Brenner 88, El Chalten Z9301AAA, Argentina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spend a very nice day (almost 9 hours walk on a path to Loma del pliegue Tumbado - altitude 1490 m, and back to El Chalten ) weather was good and we had the opportunity to observe all the mountains around the Fitz Roy....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ydef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was recently guided on the Cerro Huemul loop by Luis, who was a very experienced, knowledgeable and professional guide. He assisted with the 2 zip line crossings, the part of the trek requiring walking on the glacier, and meant that I was never in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anne_Syd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Merlin was an exceptional guide - safety first & lots of instruction. Climbed about 10 sport routes with him from 5.8 to 5.9. The rock was great, route choices great! What could be better than rock climbing with Fitz Roy looming in the background! Merlin’s...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank soccernmath
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had a great experience climbing Cerro Eléctrico with Merlin. He was very accommodating and communicative in the days leading up to the trip. On the day of the climb, his experience and professionalism really showed, and it was a very successful day. Additionally, he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rafeememon
Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Solid view on the Fitz Roy !! The day with Merlin was perfect and he was very responsive to emails and WhatsApp before the summit. Thanks again !!!! We will be back for ski touring in Patagonia for sure :)

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Diana T
Reviewed October 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Merlin L, Propietario at Mountaineering Patagonia, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Thanks for your feedback, it was a great trip!

Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hoydon
Reviewed September 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2018
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