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Hiking in the Patagonian Andes
|Event Location:||Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, near San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Mar 1 2024 7:00 pm >> Mon, Mar 11 2024 10:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Fri, Sep 15 2023 6:03 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Sep 15 2023 8:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||9 Days 14 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced|
|Trip Leader(s):||Leigh B|
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|Member Cost:||$1,425.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||15|
|Minimum Group Size:||6|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Notice: This web page is designed so that you can only put yourself on the waiting list. Once we verify that you satisfy the registration requirements we will move you to the list of participants. See registration requirements below.
Day 1. (Friday, December 1): Departure from Atlanta.
Day 2. (Saturday, March 2): Arrive at Ministro Pistarini (Ezeiza) International Airport in Buenos Aires. (Airport code: EZE.) Take shuttle bus to Aeroparque (AEP), where our domestic flight to San Carlos de Bariloche (BRC) departs. Note: there are a few flights directly from EZE to BRC. Arrive in Bariloche around noon. You will be met at the airport and driven to the city. Meet with our local organizer and pay the balance of the event cost. Meet with guides. Sleep in hotel or hostel. Dinner in town (lodging and dinner at your own expense).
Day 3. (Sunday, March 3). In the morning transfer to trailhead at Villa Catedral and hike up to Refugio Frei where we will spend the night. Elevation change: 700 m. Hiking time: 5 or 6 hours.
Day 4. (Monday, March 4). Hike to Refugio Jakob, where we will spend the night. We go up and down two ridges.Total ascent: around 800 meters. Hiking time: 6 or 7 hours. (Accomodations and meals at this lodge will be booked directly by the local tour organizer and are included in the event cost).
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Day 5. (Tuesday, March 5). We hike down 4 or 5 hours along Casa de Piedra Creek to a trailhead, where a van will be waiting to take us on a 3 hour trip to Pampa Linda. Night in Hosteria Pampa Linda (Accomodations and meals at this lodge will be booked directly by the local tour organizer and are included in the event cost). Net descent: around 900 m.
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Day 6. Wednesday, March 6): We ascend the slopes of Cerro Tronador to Refugio Otto Meiling, where we will spend the night. This refugio is famous for its excellent wine cellar. (Accomodations and meals at this refugio will be booked directly by the local tour organizer and are included in the event cost). Hiking time: about 6 hours. Elevation change: a little over 3000 ft
Day 7. (Thursday, March 7): We cross over to Refugio Agostino Rocca which is in Paso de las Nubes. This involves crossing a glacier (Glaciar Alerce). Ropes, crampons and other equipment will be provided and we will be assisted by mountaineering guides licensed by the National Park. Their number will be proportional to the number of participants and is regulated by the park. There will be no significant elevation change and no particular skill or training is required. Hiking time about 5 hours, of which about 2 hours will be spent on the glacier. (Accomodations and meals at this site will be booked directly by the local tour organizer and are included in the event cost).
Day 8. (Friday, March 8): Hike to Laguna Ilon, about 7 hs. I never measured the distance nor the elevation change, but the trail is reasonably well maintained and the elevation change is moderate. The accomodations at this site consists of domes, which can accomodate a large number of people on bunk beds. (Accomodations and meals at this site will be booked directly by the local tour organizer and are included in the event cost).
Day 9. (Saturday, March 9): Descent to Pampa Linda (about 4 hours) and transfer to Bariloche (travel time: about 2.5 hours). Sleep in hotel or hostel. Farewell barbecue. (Lodging at your own expense, the barbecue is my treat). Note: arrival time in Bariloche depends on weather conditions, so it is not advisable to book a flight on this date.
Day 10. (Sunday, March 10): Return to Buenos Aires in the morning. Fly to Atlanta in the evening.
Day 11. (Monday, March 11): Arrive in Atlanta.
The TL(s) for this event has (have) elected either to personally collect the funds that event participants are required to pay, or to require participants to pay funds directly to a third party. No funds will be paid to the Atlanta Outdoor Club for this event. By registering for this event, you acknowledge and agree that: (1) the monies paid by registrants will not be monitored, managed, or otherwise accounted for by the Atlanta Outdoor Club; (2) that the Atlanta Outdoor Club bears no financial responsibility for this event; and (3) you waive any and all claims against the Atlanta Outdoor Club, and hold the Atlanta Outdoor Club harmless for the loss of any monies you paid for this event.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, any paid registrant may request directly from the TL(s), prior
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT:
2. After we move you to the list of participants please send Richard Zalik a deposit of $225.00 by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we don't receive your deposit by February 1 we will move you back to the waiting list.
3. You will pay the remaining balance to the local tour organizer in Bariloche in cash, in USD.
Payment and Refund Schedule:
1. A deposit of $225.00 must be received by the organizers through PayPal to email@example.com by October 15. This includes a $25 AOC user fee which is nonrefundable. The balance of the deposit will be nonrefundable after November 8. However, if a qualified substitute can be found to take your place in the trip, she/he can use your deposit.
2. You will pay for your trip (less the deposit) in Bariloche. Payment must be in cash in US dollars.
Before booking your lodging in Bariloche please contact Richard. This is important to ensure that all participants lodge close to each other.
If you wish to stay in the area after finishing the event, there are several alternatives available including climbing Cerro Tronador, but arrangements must be made in advance. Consult the event organizer for details.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
-All transportation to and from Bariloche to the trailheads and the boat dock, and transportation to and from Bariloche to the airport.
-A nonrefundable $25.00 AOC user fee.
-Lodging in the refugios and in Laguna Ilon.
-Lodging at Hosteria Pampa Linda in a double room.
-All meals and snacks while on the trails and in the refugios and Laguna Ilon.
-Licensed guide, assistant guides and insurance (these are requirements of the park authorities).
-Technical and cooking equipment as needed.
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
-Airfare (Atlanta to Bariloche and return, changing planes in Buenos Aires).
-Shuttle bus between airports in Buenos Aires (around $15.00 each way).
-Meals and lodging in Bariloche and in transit to and from Bariloche.
-Two entrance tickets to the national park (around 15 USD each ticket).
US passport holders do not need a visa to enter Argentina.
|Make a Payment:||Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.|
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.