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Backpacking in the Patagonian Andes III
|Event Location:||Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, near San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina|
|Date(s) & Time:||Fri, Dec 6 2013 5:00 pm >> Sun, Dec 15 2013 11:00 am|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Apr 21 2013 11:23 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Apr 21 2013 11:23 am|
|Event Duration:||8 Days 18 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced|
|Trip Leader(s):||Richard A. Zalik|
Tom Jarosz (Juh'rose)
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|Member Cost:||$1,475.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||24|
|Minimum Group Size:||5|
|Number Registered So Far:||2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Day 1 (Friday, December 6): Departure from Atlanta.
Day 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. Meet with our local organizer. Pay for the event. Lodging in a Youth Hostel.
Day 3: Drive to trailhead at Colonia Suiza and ascend to Refugio Laguna Negra, also known as Refugio Italia or Refugio Manfredo Segre (1700m), where we will spend the night. Hiking time: about 6 hours. Elevation change: a little over 1000 meters.
Day 4: We ascend the slopes of Cerro Bayley Willis, then follow the course of Arroyo La Chata down to Laguna CAB, where we will camp. Porters and assistant guides will meet us there, bringing food, tents and cooking equipment. Hiking time: about 7 hours.
Day 5: We climb Cerro CAB (1935 m) and descend to Mallin de las Vueltas, where we camp. Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours.
Day 6: We climb Cerro Cristal (1282 m) and descend to Laguna Cretton, where we camp. Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours.
Day 7: We hike across Laguna Azul and Cerro Capitan ridges, which rise up to 2000 meters, and descend to Laguna Ilon, where we camp. Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours.
Day 8. In the morning hike to a nearby panoramic point. In the afternoon descend to Pampa Linda and return to Bariloche by van or bus (a two hour trip). Lodging in a Youth Hostel.
Day 9: Return to Buenos Aires in the morning. Fly to Atlanta in the evening.
Day 10 (Sunday, December 15): Arrive in Atlanta.
For a detailed description of this trip have a look at:
DISCLAIMER: The Trip Leaders 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. Therefore, by registering for this event, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (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 paying registrant may request directly from the Trip Leader, prior to the event, a breakdown of funds collected, estimated expenses, and deposits made in anticipation of the event. Following the event, the Trip Leader must complete his or her financial accounting for the event, with supporting documentation, within 30 days of the completion of the event, and a paid registrant may request a breakdown of funds collected, money spent and supporting documentation after that time. If you are unable to obtain requested documentation, please contact the Director of Paid Events.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
-All transportation to and from Bariloche to the trailheads and including transportation to and from Bariloche airport.
-Lodging in the shelter.
-Lodging in Bariloche in Youth Hostel.
-All meals and snacks while on the trails and in the shelter.
-Licensed guide, assistant guides and insurance (these are requirements of the park authorities).
-Technical and cooking equipment as needed.
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
-US passport holders do not need a visa to enter Argentina, but must pay a "reciprocity fee" of around $160 to enter the country. This tax is valid for multiple entries. You must pay this fee before departure from the US. Contact the trip leader for information.
|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.