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Exploring Unknown Patagonia (#2323)

Date and Time

Sunday, January 22, 2023 - Friday, February 3, 2023

Location

International,
Chile

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.

Overview

Many adventure travelers are aware of Patagonia's famous Torres del Paine National Park and the route that leads through it in the shape of a "W'. This is not that. Instead, we will be exploring Patagonia's wild Aysén region in Chile. This park has a unique origin. In 2015 the Tompkins family, the founders of Patagonia and North Face clothing brands, gave ~200,000 acres of land to the Chilean government. Combined with two other land preserves, it has helped to create in January 2019 a new national park spreading over 750,000 acres, greater than the size of Yellowstone National Park. While spectacular in every way, the area remains relatively unknown outside of Chile itself. We will explore this unique region in cooperation with Chulengo Expeditions, an organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of this exquisite area. They have developed a unique itinerary for us that allows exploration of this remote region using daypacks. Expedition highlights: · 10 days of hiking in spectacular landscapes including a four-day trek supported by horses · One day of whitewater rafting on the Baker River · All meals & transport during the trip starting with dinner on Sunday 22 January through breakfast on Friday 3 February 2023. · Local guides throughout who will share with us their knowledge of the region's history, geology, flora and fauna, land conservation, etc. · Simple accommodations, eight nights sleeping in tents under the stars Participant expectations: · Hike up to 12 miles/day and climb up to 3,500 ft carrying ~15-20 lb day pack · Contribute to the work of outdoor travel and communal living. This includes setting up and taking down tents, packing of gear, and helping to cook shared meals.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $4,500 member / $4,600 non-member

Related Link(s):

2323 Propectus

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Patagonia

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Open

Difficulty

Hiking 5 Vigorous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Rami is an active AMC leader with Adventure Travel, Bicycle, Ski, & Family committees. He travelled throughout the Alps region on several trips for hiking, bicycle touring, sightseeing, Boston Marathon, & Ironman Switzerland. He has been on extended trekking & bicycle tours through the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Coast, Rocky Mountains, Japan, France, & Germany.