Ice Skating on Laguna Toncek at Refugio Frey

Ice Skating on Laguna Toncek at Refugio Frey


Ice Skating on Laguna Toncek at Refugio Frey
Photo from C.A.B.

Club Andino Bariloche invites you to get a group of friends together and join other fun lovers for ice skating on Laguna Toncek at Refugio Frey this weekend! This is sure to be an exciting and very unique adventure for all those who attend. What an experience it will be to skate around the lake, taking in the beautiful surroundings of this remote setting in the Andean wilderness of Patagonia.

The plan is to meet at the Cerro Catedral parking lot at 4:00 on Saturday morning to begin the 6 mile, 2200 vertical foot climb up to Refugio Frey (approximately a 4-6 hour hike), stay the night at the hut, and descend on Sunday afternoon. The cost for the event is $30 ARS/$7.50 USD for members, $50 ARS/$12.50 USD for non-members and includes a guide for the ascent and descent and also insurance. Skates will be available for use at the hut – a $10 ARS/$2.50 USD contribution for maintenance of the skates is encouraged. Meals (and beer & wine!) are also available at the hut, starting around $30 ARS/$7.50 USD per plate, or you are can use the kitchen as you wish for a $20 ARS/$5 USD use fee – you will need to bring your own food for this option.

Everyone is invited to stay the night up at the hut – bring a sleeping bag and warm clothes! The fee for the overnight is free for members, $50 ARS/$12.50 USD for non-members. Alternatively, you can bring your own tent, if you wish to do so. The night sky from Refugio Frey is the most beautiful I have ever seen, and it is just a really great place to be.

A good helmet (skiing/snowboarding, climbing, biking, etc.) is required for skating. It is also recommended that you wear hiking clothes and boots for the ascent and descent and bring something more comfortable to wear inside the hut. You will also need to bring warm clothes, a waterproof shell, a hat and gloves, a flashlight or headlamp, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and a pack to carry it all. A sleeping bag will be necessary for the overnight, and don’t forget your yerba mate for the cold morning!

For more information and registration, contact:

Club Andino Bariloche
20 de febrero and Morales
tel: +54 (2944) 422-266

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<p>Professional Outdoor Guide, specializing in backcountry skiing, heliskiing</p> <p>Stomping grounds: Wasatch Range, Andes Mountains</p>