Apr 17, 2006 at 1:47 pm #1218356
@ryanfLocale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
I came across this web site a few days ago I had been amazed by pictures and reports coming out of patagonia, and had always wanted to see it for my self and here you can book a trip and I am sure have an amazing experience for yourself.
I told my parents about it, and they said that since one of my moms freind is moving to chile, they were planning a trip to visit her some time. and it would be possible for my dad and I to escape for a couple of weeks.
I dont have any real details about which trip or when. but the torres del paine expedition got me excited. I think the expeditions will be amazing, you are expected to carry your gear compared to the other trips, but I would not feel right without a pack on my back.
I wrote up a gear list based on what they recomended bringing as well as my own inovation. It is about 3 times as heavy as I am used to but I can deal with that :-)
WORN OR CARRIED
14.50 Life-Link Guide Ultra Light Trekking Poles
01.00 spectra guy with whistle and photon light
01.50 Chilies eyewear sun glasses
03.00 spandex compression shorts
10.00 Cloudveil Peak pant
05.00 Golite lite weight zip top
03.00 Tilley Lighterweight LT5 Hat
03.00 wool socks and liner
06.90 Outdoor Research Caiman Gaiters
48.00 Montrail Traverse Gore-Tex Hiking Boots
20.00 Golite Gust
31.00 Mont bell super stretch down hugger #2
16.00 Marmot pounder sleeping bag
24.00 Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4 Sleeping Pad
08.00 Golite Mid weight long sleeve top
07.00 Golite mid weight tight
12.00 REI Polartec 200 Pants
14.50 Mont bell Clima Air Jacket
10.00 fleece vest
11.00 Mont bell Versalite Jacket Dry Light Tec
10.00 Marmot PreCip Full-Zip Pants
03.50 Golite ether wind shell
01.30 PossumDown Gloves
01.50 REI Performance Liner Gloves
04.00 Bozeman Mountain Works FeatherLite Vapor Mitts
04.00 2 pairs of thick synthetic socks,
01.90 Possum down socks
02.00 2 pairs of synthetic liner thin socks,
02.00 Bandana (2)
02.50 Seirus Combo Clava
02.00 Outdoor Research PERUVIAN HAT
04.00 Smith Sun Valley Goggles
01.50 Sun Frog Sunscreen & Mini Sunscreen Lip Balm(Gossamer gear)
05.10 Snow peak double wall Ti 600 mug
01.50 Wide athletic tape
02.50 Personal hygiene kit (dr bronners, tooth brush, pack towel, alc. Sanitizer)
02.50 Victorinox hiker
03.00 Black diamond head lamp with batteries.
08.00 Nalgene bottles (2)
in pack 13.2lbs
Worn or carried 5.8lbs
I would like to hear from anyone that has been to patagonia, I would like to know how you planned your tripApr 17, 2006 at 2:16 pm #1355007
@kdesignLocale: Mythical State of Jefferson
So, no shelter? Staying in the Refugios (huts)?
I’ve been there, on a mtneering trip and even skiing on the Continental Ice Shelf. I was in the Fitzroy area in the late 80’s. My shelter was a Bibler I-tent, which worked great. Another member of the party used a Stephenson 2R which also held up extremely well. The area West of the Andean crest ( in Chile) is just about the windiest place on the planet. The Argentine side is not a whole lot better.
Your gear list is adequate for hut hopping if you add an insulated jacket and dump the Montbell bag ( you won’t need it in the Refugios).
If, however, you are planning to camp, take both bags and add some form of shelter—I suggest a tent over a tarp and one with a little room—you can have days of rain or worse. Camping in the National Parks is now regulated, mostly located at the Refugios and have windbreaks. A 4 season tent isn’t mandatory because of the windbreaks but still, not a bad idea.
As for planning a Patagonian trip— there’s lots and lots of stuff on the web. You needn’t go on a tour. The Lonely Planet guides are useful.Apr 17, 2006 at 4:07 pm #1355012
@ryanfLocale: Mid atlantic, No. Cal
Tents are included in the trip, along with a few other things, thats why I dont have them on the list
I will do a little more searching to see if I can find a guide online. mabey a little cheaper than a tour.
Then I could change my list a bit, instead of bringing what they say.
Never thought of skiing. another trip to consider for the future
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