One-month expedition through the mountains of former Reserva Jeinimeny, now all this amazing land is part of Patagonia National Park, in Aysén Region, Patagonia, Chile. We followed the curse of wide glacier valleys, crossed Andean forests of Lenga trees, went through mountain passes where you could experience the breathtaking views from above and, of course, drank lots and lots of mate. It was the beginning of the spring so the temperatures were still quite chilly and we experienced some rough weather, as you can always expect in Patagonia. But even during the toughest moments of this expeditions, after long and exhausting days of hiking or climbing, getting to camp, or building a new one, was always comforting. It was the time to share, to cook an amazing dinner, to get some rest and to plan and prepare for whatever comes next. Finally, we were able to reach the glaciers above the mountains, did some glacier travel and summited an unnamed peak, maybe it was the first ascent ever.
Spending quality time in truly wild places like this one makes you realize how important is to preserve them as they are. I am sure every member of this “family” now thinks the same way.
On this expedition, I was training to become an Instructor for Nols.