Club Andino Bariloche is putting on a Glacier Travel & Ice Climbing Course January 18-26, 2013 with the support of their sponsors, Rupal Mountain Gear and Black Diamond Argentina. This exciting 8-day course will be held on Bariloche’s famous local volcano, Cerro Tronador, and will be taught by our friends, UIAGM guides Lucas Jacobson and Pablo Pontoriero. Students and Instructors will stay at Refugio Meiling on Cerro Tronador for the duration of the course. After learning and practicing the necessary skills, the course will culminate in an attempt on the Argentine Summit (Pico Argentino) of the volcano.
In order to create a safe and efficient learning environment, an instructor to student ratio of 1:4 will be maintained throughout the course. Prerequisites: 16 years of age minimum, basic experience in mountain trekking, and a high level of physical fitness. The cost for the course, including group gear, certificate, insurance, and a post-course asado, is $1800 ARS/$367 USD for CAB members or $2340 ARS/$478 USD for non-members. Transportation, food and nightly stays in Refugio Meiling are not included in the cost of the course. Club Andino Bariloche members in good standing receive 3 free nights per month at any CAB-run refugio.
For complete details about the course, including a full itinerary and gear list, visit Club Andino Bariloche’s home page, and click on ‘Cursos’ to find the ‘Curso de Tránsito Glaciar y Escalada en Hielo’. The CAB main office can also be reached by e-mail or telephone: email@example.com or +54 (0294) 442-2266.