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Adventure Guide Program - Patagonia



12 Weeks




Patagonia delivers on striking beauty and unforgiving, rugged, remote landscapes - which will become your classroom over the next 12 weeks. The AGP will teach you lessons on leadership, technical skills, group dynamics, psychology, hiking, rock climbing, and strategies to help you in every area of your life. Patagonia is in a league of its own and that’s what makes it so fascinating.


25 Oct - 16 Jan


24 Jan - 16 Apr


23 Oct - 14 Jan


15 Jan - 7 April


Our Patagonia Adventure Guide Program offers you an incredible twelve weeks immersed in some of the most impressive landscapes in the world. El Chalten is a town located in Los Glaciares National Park and is renowned for being the hiking capital of Argentina. El Chalten sits on the cusp of the Chilean border and is a bustling community full of like-minded individuals who have come to enjoy Mother Earth’s playground.


In the heart of the region are the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre mountain ranges, which tower over this unique township set in the foothills of the Patagonian Andes. Explorers take adventuring very seriously in this part of the world, and you will too. When you’re not exploring the mountainous terrain, you’ll be immersing yourself in the Patagonia way of life. You’ll wake up to fresh alpine air and feel the stresses of ‘normal life’ melt away as you find your rhythm in your new home.


You’ll never tire of the dramatically beautiful, untamed landscape which is where you’ll find both the northern and southern ice fields. You might take the opportunity to learn or practice Spanish, or perhaps experience rural Patagonian life with some horse riding in quintessential Argentinian terrain. One thing’s for sure, you’ll get to know the local climbing community who flock here from all around the globe, and you’ll be sure to be in the presence of some of the best climbers on the planet.




This outdoor adventure course is suitable for anyone who wants to embark on a career to become an outdoor adventure guide, or simply to challenge their own understanding of what it means to take on the wild. Gain skills you'll use your whole life as a hiker, climber, and lover of exploring untouched regions. Bring on the adventures!


  • 12-week adventure tourism training program based in El Chalten, Patagonia
  • 12 weeks accommodation
  • All technical equipment, program related transport & travel
  • Qualified & experienced technical instructors
  • Opportunity to be assessed to Pure Exploration leader qualifications in hiking and bush
  • Pure Exploration Certificate of Adventure Guiding
  • Wilderness First Aid training and qualification
  • Intro to mountaineering and glacier training


  • English Language Fluency
  • Be 18-35 years old at time of program start
  • Moderate fitness is highly recommended (for both your own benefit and the benefit of your team)
  • Have a passion for travel, adventure, & tourism
  • A desire to accept challenges, a thirst for knowledge, a love of outdoor activities and for our natural environment
  • Be a social team player that enjoys helping others discover adventure!
  • Be a confident swimmer



Do you want to know more?

Download our program booklet using the link above. We have answered the most frequently asked questions in the FAQ SectionIf you still have any other questions, feel free to fill in this form and one of our program advisors will be in touch.



Enrolment is open, so the next step would be to check current availability here and then apply.