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Trekking Patagonia: Chile and Argentina (#2311)

Date and Time

Sunday, January 29, 2023 - Friday, February 10, 2023

Location

Patagonia,
International,
Chile and Argentina

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

Join us on a spectacular 13-day adventure to remote southern Patagonia, land of superlatives-majestic pinnacle peaks, immense glaciers, fierce winds and exotic animals. Explore some of South America's finest national parks including the Torres del Paine National Park famous for granite pillars, lakes and mountains and the Los Glaciares National Park, home to some of the world's most stunning ice formations. Patagonia is the geographical region that lies at the southernmost tip of South America, in both Chile and Argentina. Patagonia has a well-deserved reputation for outstanding natural and scenic beauty. Spectacular treks will lead us to iconic massifs: Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Cuernos and Torres del Paine, and other dramatic sights. Join us on this exciting adventure to see jagged peaks, massive glaciers, icebergs, blue-green lakes and much more. A combination of day hikes, backpack with full-service backcountry refugios, and guided tours will provide us a unique opportunity to experience this rugged and beautiful area. Our adventure will begin in Puntas Arenas, Chile where we will take a boat to Magdalena Island to walk among penguins to see them nesting and waddling around. We will be doing a hut to hut backpack of the famous "W" trek in Torres del Paine National Park, where we will hike along tranquil lakes, see views of Grey Glacier and jagged granite peaks. From there, we travel to Argentina to hike around the Monte Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre areas and take boats to view the Vespignani and Perito Mereno glaciers up close. This trip is designed for experienced hikers and several of the days are long (up to 13 miles) and strenuous. You must be able to hike for up to 8 hours a day, not counting breaks, at a moderate pace, with moderate elevation gains (up to 2,800 feet), while carrying enough equipment to keep you safe in the event of bad weather or injury. The accommodations provided on this trip are a mix of small hotels, hostels, & backcountry full-service huts called refugios.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $4,700 member / $4,800 non-member
*Price includes accommodations, local ground transportation, guides in some of the parks, some meals, and three excursions.

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2311 Prospectus

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Patagonia

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Hiking 5 Vigorous to 6 Stenuous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Leslie Carson is a four-season hiking/backpacking leader with the AMC Southeastern Massachusetts Chapter. She completed the New England 67 4KFooters in 2017 and has led hikes for AMC's August Camp in the Pacific Northwest for the past seven years. She is certified in SOLO Wilderness First Aid and CPR. Since 2015 she has led/co-led AT hiking/trekking trips in the western US and internationally.

Leader



Dirgny is from Caracas, Venezuela, and is fluent in Spanish and English. She is an active leader for the NH Chapter and August Camp. Dirgny enjoys day hikes and backpacking. She is also an instructor at the NH Chapter's Winter Hiking Series and Cardigan School. Dirgny currently works for an IT Solution Provider in Merrimack, NH.