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Trekking Patagonia: Chile and Argentina (#2349)

Date and Time

Sunday, February 5, 2023 - Friday, February 17, 2023

Location

Patagonia,
International,
Argentina and Chile

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 Punta 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 2,500 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. Price includes accommodations, local ground transportation, guides in some of the parks, some meals, and three excursions.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $4,800 member / $4,900 non-member

Related Link(s):

2349 Prospectus

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Patagonia

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Vigorous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Annemarie spent years traveling in her career as a retail buyer with TJX cos. As a result, she developed an insanely crazy travel bug! Now she enjoys traveling for pleasure and leading Adventure Travel Trips. She is a hiking and backpack leader for her local Worcester AMC Chapter as well as a volunteer for AMC in the White Mountain Huts, Highland Center, and Pinkham Notch. She is also a leader for AMC August Camp.

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Mike has been an AMC member for over 25 years. As a Connecticut Chapter hike leader, he leads day hikes as well as overnight trips throughout the northeast. He has joined many AMC Adventure Travel trips, including to Patagonia, Switzerland's Haute Trek, the Italian Dolomites Trek, Morocco, Nepal, and Bulgaria.