Where Ski Mountaineering Meets Trad Climbing: Epic Routes in Rio Negro, Argentina

Athlete Colter Hinchliffe combines skimo, trad, and freeriding in this sweet little edit from Backcountry.

This article was originally published on GearJunkie.

Honestly, who wouldn’t want to go skiing, climbing, and hiking in Patagonia?

Perhaps that’s my own bias coming through, but watching Backcountry athlete Colter Hinchliffe climb, ski, and explore Argentina’s world-famous mountain range, it’s hard to imagine any lover of the outdoors saying no to an expedition like this one.

Then fellow mountain athlete Nils Mindnich shows up, and the pair tackles the mega-exposed spire known as La Estella. Don’t miss another climb where a condor (three-meter wingspan!) waits at the top.

Yeah, it’s just as cool as it sounds.

Andrew McLemore

An award-winning journalist and photographer, Andrew McLemore brings more than 14 years of experience to his position as Associate News Editor for Lola Digital Media. Andrew is also a musician, climber and traveler who currently lives in Medellin, Colombia. When he’s not writing, playing gigs or exploring the outdoors, he’s hanging out with his dog Campana.