Cerro Piltriquitron Ski Descent

August 29, 2006 I spent my last full day in argentina summiting Piltriquitrón, also known Piltri, an interesting peak above El Bolson. There was a very cool refugio on route to the summit. Barney skins up towards Piltri. Nearing the summit. Matt at the summit. Skiing off the top. Good corn. More turns. Nearing the…

Cerro Lopez Ski Descent

August 28, 2006 I squeaked Cerro Lopez in at the end of my trip and I was quite happy to have gotten it. It’s very visible from town and makes a good ski destination for a day trip. We did this trip again starting at the lower trailhead, but instead of hiking up the road…

Cerro Challhauco Ski Descent

August 26, 2006 After my volcano tour with Pat I zipped back to Bariloche and was fortunate to hook up with Matt, Mia, Paul and Zach the next day for a fun ascent of Challhauco. The access is pretty harsh. Crazy roads with TONS of snow. Zach did a great job getting us there in…

Volcan Lonquimay Ski Descent

August 24, 2006 By the time Pat and went to ski Lonquimay we were in an awesome groove. We had a fantastic time skiing off hte summit of Lonquimay and hit it at the right time. It was a great end to the volcano tour. Lonquimay. We climbed and descended the right hand flank. Pat…

Volcan Llaima Ski Descent

August 23, 2006 Volcan Llaima had the most interesting summit I’ve ever visisted. It also offered one of the best ski descents I’ve ever had. I had a goooooood day here! Llaima from farms below. We ascended the right hand skyline ridge and descended near the left hand skyline. Early start skinning up the ski…

Volcan Villarrica Ski Descent

August 22, 2006 This was our social summit. Villarrica is not wilderness, it’s a busy summit. Villarrica. The ascent route is up the right flank. Skinning above the ski hill. Bootpacking up to the ash stained summit. Pat at the summit. Click for a larger view. Descending off the top. Snow was a bit warm,…

Volcan Lanin Ski Descent

August 20-21, 2006 Lanin is an awesome peak and made for a great 2 day ascent. Volcan Lanin Pat bootpacking up Dinner at the Refugio Windy conditions on the ascent. On the summit. Corn on the descent Below the hut. Near the base of Lanin.

Refugio Frey Ski Touring

August 15-18, 2006 You have to go to Frey. That’s the best way to sum it up. Follow this link for information on accessing Refugio Frey. Refugio Frey situated below some beautiful spires. Good ski terrain around Cerro Principal. Click for a larger version. Ascending towards Cerro Principal. Click for a larger version. Pat bootpacks…

Cerro Lopez Tree Skiing

August 10th, 2006 I hooked up with an american named James who lives near Bariloche for a day of tree skiing on Cerro Lopez. One of the great things about this tour is that it can be accessed from Bariloche without a car. You can take hte Number 10 Bus which goes to Colonia Suiza…