Ice Climbing in Valle Tierra Mayor, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Argentina

Waterfalls freeze:
Vertical ice climbing
Ushuaia is the capital city of the Tierra del Fuego province in Patagonia, commonly referred as the southernmost city in the world, also being an important naval base. It is located in a wide open bay, on the south coast of Isla Grande de Terra del Fuego and bordered in the north by the Martial mountain range.

Ushuaia has subpolar oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winders. The city is surrounded by Magellanic subpolar forest rich in flora and fauna with several recreation activities. Tierra Mayor Valley is a wonderful natural reserve, located at a few miles away from the city of Ushuaia. Ice climbing takes place in an amazing frozen waterfall in the Tierra Mayor Valley.

Due to the cold winter, waterfalls freeze providing with a fantastic spot for vertical ice climbing. It will take you about two hours to climb the waterfall using crampons and ice axes. Once you reach the top, you will be amazed by the nature around you. This activity can be combined with snowshoeing if you want to explore this incredible place and hike through dense forest to reach the Cerro Castor coffee shop for a hot drink.

If you choose a guided tour, you do not have to be an expert in ice climbing, but a good physical condition is important. Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is changeable and unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.

How to Get to Destination

13 mi / 21 km, 21 mins
Drive Southeast on Yaganes towards Gdor. Felix Paz, turn left on Perito Francisco Moreno and continue straight on RN 3 for 21km until you see a left turn leading to a lodge.
Ushuaia – Malvinas Argentinas International Airport,
4.4 mi / 7 km from the City of Ushuaia


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