This expedition takes us skiing in one of the least explored areas of the globe, the Northern Patagonia Icefield. It is the northern most of the two Patagonian Icefields.
Our trip begins with a lake crossing by boat, then pack horses take our gear and skis to the snowline of the Nef Glacier. From here, we climb up to the Icefield, surrounded by hundreds of Patagonian peaks. We plan to ski to the base of Cerro San Valentin, the highest mountain in Patagonia. (We can also arrange custom climbing expeditions up San Valentin.) We will ski by beautiful Cerro Hyades and make an ascent of Cerro Largo, an inviting mountain where we may carve some turns.
For this trip you do not have to be an extreme skier, but previous backcountry skiing experience is necessary. Endurance, excellent physical condition, and an adventurous spirit are the key to this trip, since Patagonian weather can often be a challenge.