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1807: Trekking Patagonia: Chile/Argentina

Date and Time

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - Sunday, March 18, 2018

Location

Patagonia,
International,
Chile/Argentina

Registration

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

Overview

Join us on a spectacular 15-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 Los Glaciares National Park, home to some of the world's most stunning ice formations, and Torres del Paine National Park famous for its granite pillars, lakes and mountains. Patagonia is the geographical region that lies at the southernmost tip of South America, lying 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 El Calafate, Argentina where we will visit the Laguna Nimez Bird Sanctuary and tour the Perito Moreno Glacier. There will be day hikes around the Monte Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre areas, and a guided ice trek adventure on Viedma Glacier. We will be doing a hut to hut backpack of the famed "W" trek in Torres del Paine National Park, where we will take a scenic catamaran, hike along tranquil lakes, views of Grey Glacier and jagged granite peaks. This trip is designed for experienced hikers and several of the days are long (up to 15 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 (not higher than 3,000 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). For details contact L Sarah Keats, slkski@gmail.com; CL , Rami Haddad

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $3,450 member / $3,450 non-member
*Includes accommodations, local ground transportation, guides in some of the parks, some meals, guided ice trek, and Milodon Cave tour. Airfare is not included.

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Patagonia

Activities

Backpacking
Hiking
Cultural

Status

Wait Listed

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



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Sarah Keats is currently one of the Co-Chairs of the Maine Chapter Young Members. Sarah has been hiking mountains over 4,000 feet since she was 12 years old, and has completed the Adirondack 46, New England Hundred Highest, Winter NH 48, and Northeast 111/115. She has been an August Camp hike leader in both Oregon and Washington for the past two years. For Adventure Travel, Sarah has co-led a cross-country skiing trip to Austria and a canoe trip to the Buffalo River in Arkansas.

Leader



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Rami has been an AMC leader since 2008. He leads the annual AMC bicycle trip to the White Mountains. He travelled throughout Switzerland on several trips for hiking, bicycle touring, sight seeing. He has been on extended bicycle tours through the Pacific Northwest, Pacific Coast, Rocky Mountains, France, & Germany.