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backpacking/climbing in South America

Postby krampus » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:32 pm

Anyone have any beta on places to backpack in South America? Climbing beta would be good too.
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Re: backpacking/climbing in South America

Postby dustonian » Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:38 pm

Bariloche, Argentina for sure (Refugio Frey). El Chalten (ARG), Paine National Park & Cochamo (Chile) were pretty awesome too... message me if you want any of the details I might remember.
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Re: backpacking/climbing in South America

Postby japones » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:25 am

There's a highway that runs from Santiago, Chile through the mountains (pass at Portillo) on through down to alta patagonia. Bariloche is the most incredible area I've ever had the privelege to visit, in terms of skiing, hiking, and food. Unfortunately, I was not climbing at the time, so I cannot speak to the quality of the climbing there.
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Re: backpacking/climbing in South America

Postby clif » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:03 am

dustonian wrote:Bariloche, Argentina for sure (Refugio Frey).

that place sounds amazing, thanks for the word.

just for fun i typed in on google maps for directions and got this message:
We could not calculate directions between Durham, NC and San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro Province, Argentina.

how perfect is that??
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Re: backpacking/climbing in South America

Postby rohr » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:13 am

I did two amazing backpacking trips down there a few years ago--one out of El Chalten and one in Torres del Paine. Shoot me a PM and I'll be glad to share more information.
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Re: backpacking/climbing in South America

Postby krampus » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:41 pm

As a follow up, we ended up in Guatamala and booked a guided tour with a group called Quetzaltreckers. I can not promote this company enough, their guided 3 day treck through guatamal was one of the best experiences I ever had. The company is entirely volunteer based and all proceeds go to fund a school for low income children in Quetzaltenengo, the group has been doing this trip for almost 20 years and their repor with the locals is astonishing. They have 1, 3 and 6 day trecks and all of them seemed to have been shaped to perfection over the years. If anyone is looking for a great vacation experience I would recomend this company without any reservations
http://www.quetzaltrekkers.com/
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Re: backpacking/climbing in South America

Postby MoHAlixPr » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:41 pm

I heard there's this place called Patagonia or something in south america. It's like where the clothing company headquarters is. I bet theres good climbing and stuff there.
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Re: backpacking/climbing in South America

Postby LK Day » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:34 am

And lots of wind. Lots.
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