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by jwu
Mon May 05, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Expedition Explorers - Patagonia 2014 - part 1
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Expedition Explorers - Patagonia 2014 - part 1

The first part of this year's Patagonian adventure took us down Rio Nadis to the mighty Rio Baker - the biggest river of Patagonia. Then we hiked up to Lago Guillermo - an inter-mountain lake surrounded with high cliffs where melt waters of three remote glaciers of Northern Patagonian Ice Field are ...
by jwu
Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Expedition Explorers V - photos
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Views: 1349

Expedition Explorers V - photos

Finally I had time to organize my photos from this amazing trip. Please enjoy. I hope the photos will motivate you to go out there into wilderness and have fun with your packraft. As for me, of course I will spend this coming austral summer in Patagonia. Full photo album here: http://www.flickr.com/...
by jwu
Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: South America
Topic: Patagonia Inside Passage - Expedition Explorers V
Replies: 1
Views: 2130

Patagonia Inside Passage - Expedition Explorers V

Patagonia Inside Passage - Expedition Explorers V, Feb-Mar 2013 In February-March 2013 we embarked on so far my longest expedition ever - a 40 days unsupported exploratory expedition to the western side of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field in Chile. We crossed primal forests where never a tree was c...
by jwu
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alpackas Sidetracked in Patagonia
Replies: 1
Views: 1077

Alpackas Sidetracked in Patagonia

Sidetracked magazine publishes a story about our exploration of remote corners of Patagonia in packrafts. http://www.antofaya.com/tmp/sidetracked1.jpg “Our eyes are not used to this land of contrasts. Standing on a white sand beach in hot summer sun you see snow and ice-covered mountain peaks topped...
by jwu
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Patagonian wilderness 2011 - Call for adventurers
Replies: 4
Views: 4193

Re: Patagonian wilderness 2011 - Call for adventurers

... and the slideshow from this incredible Patagonian adventure is here:

http://vimeo.com/21908794

Image

Jarek.
by jwu
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Patagonian wilderness 2011 - Call for adventurers
Replies: 4
Views: 4193

Re: Patagonian wilderness 2011 - Call for adventurers

The expedition was a huge blast. I am still shaken by natural beauty of the places we visited during a month in the Patagonian wilderness. There will be more about the adventure once the austral summer is over. Jarek. Photo: Packrafting near one of the northern arms of San Quintin glacier, Northern ...
by jwu
Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: South America
Topic: Patagonian wilderness 2011 - Call for adventurers
Replies: 4
Views: 4193

Patagonian wilderness 2011 - Call for adventurers

Call for adventurers and expeditionaries. For February 2011 I am preparing another exploratory packrafting Patagonian expedition to glaciers of Northern Patagonian Ice Field. This time the goal is to explore the area of Andres glacier (and also San Quintin glacier). Area of Andres glacier is pretty ...
by jwu
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Patagonia (and El Nino)
Replies: 3
Views: 5731

Re: Patagonia (and El Nino)

You just hit a bad weather spell. Up to mid February the weather was awfull like you describe but then everything changed 180 degrees. For over a month there was no rain and sun every day. Locals could not believe it. The best time for expeditions since years. Starting at the end of February we did ...
by jwu
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Patagonian glaciers again in February 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

Re: Patagonian glaciers again in February 2010

We are off to Patagonia soon for this adventure and looking for partners. More in this thread:
Western Patagonia - Tierra Incognita

Jarek.
by jwu
Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Western Patagonia - Tierra Incognita
Replies: 0
Views: 881

Western Patagonia - Tierra Incognita

We are in a heat of preparing our next exploratory packrafting expedition to the western side of Northern Patagonian Ice Field - Expedition Explorers III - The Great San Quintin. We are welcoming fellow packrafters to join us. We will start the expedition at the famous Laguna San Rafael, cross Ofqui...
by jwu
Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: South America
Topic: Patagonian glaciers again in February 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2465

Patagonian glaciers again in February 2010

For February 2010 I am preparing another packrafting expedition in the region of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field. Patagonian Ice Fields are among the most inhospitable and last explored places on Earth. They constitute world's third-largest continental mass of ice, after Antarctica and Greenland. ...
by jwu
Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Expedition to glaciers of Patagonia
Replies: 2
Views: 2548

Expedition to glaciers of Patagonia

Thanks to a cozy cottage of Zapato Amarillo it took us much less time this year to prepare a write up about our last expedition to glaciers of Northern Patagonian Ice Field - Expedition Explorers II - Return to Ofqui. And once again Alpacka rafts allowed us to go where it was not possible to go befo...
by jwu
Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Expeditions Explorers 2009 - Return to Ofqui, Patagonia
Replies: 0
Views: 1635

Expeditions Explorers 2009 - Return to Ofqui, Patagonia

We are going into Patagonian wilderness again. If you are interested in joining us please find more info in the following thread:
http://www.alpackaraft.com/forums/viewt ... f=15&t=457
by jwu
Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:42 pm
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Join Expeditions Explorers 2009 - Return to Ofqui, Patagonia
Replies: 1
Views: 977

Join Expeditions Explorers 2009 - Return to Ofqui, Patagonia

If there are any spontaneous folks out there who want to join our exploratory packrafting adventure near the Northern Patagonia Ice Field in Chile, we plan to start in two weeks around February 20th. We will begin at the beautiful village of Caleta Tortel, which is a village only very recently acces...
by jwu
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: South America
Topic: Packrafting near the Northern Patagonian Ice Field
Replies: 2
Views: 4345

Packrafting near the Northern Patagonian Ice Field

Dear packrafters, For those of you who may be interested in our account of a month-long packrafting adventure in Patagonia - Expedition Explorers 2008, we have posted some notes and photos on our website. http://www.antofaya.com/galleries.html We were hoping to get these up sooner but we got distrac...