During April 2013, members of the Spanish Highs team joined a Berghaus sponsored expedition led Berghaus athlete, Julia Pickering, attempting to make the first ski and snowboard climb and descent of the highest active volcano in Kamchatka, Klyutchevskoy Sopka (4750m). The weather didn’t play ball though and 9 out of 12 days on the mountain were spent tent bound. Great memories though of this spectacular wilderness area and of the friendly local people who helped us. Visit the expedition webpage.
A photo diary from Michelle Wakeley of her recent trip to the Patagonian Icecap.
An expedition encircling the Fitzroy and Cerro Torre massifs on the icecap in perfect weather conditions. Starting at El Chalten and going via Rio Electrico, La Playita, Glacier Marconi, Paso Marconi, Cirque de los Altares and coming off at the Paso del Viento and down the Tunel valley. Here is a short 10 minute video from the trip. I can’t wait to return. The place is infectious! Consequently we are taking bookings for 2012. Have a look at our Patagonian Icecap webpage for details.
Video of a first, exploratory visit to the Patagonian Icecap in 2006 by Spanish Highs Mountain Guides. Both video cameras broke, but interesting editing effects and an annoying computer generated narrator, called Paul, add interest to the marvelous photos and the dramatic scenery. Patagonia Icefield Expeditions – next planned trip is November 2012 Dairy of the 2006 Expedition
“The climax is the coming back from a dangerous place”. 36 hours hard going in adverse weather conditions to reach and escape from the Patagonian Icecap in November 2010. “The Climax is the Coming Back from a Dangerous Place” – a summary of the 2010 Expedition Surviving Patagonia – a trip report from Kiersten Rowland
Our expedition to the Patagonian Icefield (Campo de Hielo Sur) encountered bad weather, blizzards and high winds, which meant that our stay up there was cut short. Also shows trekking around Mt Fitzroy, Cerro Torre and El Chalten. Join us when we return to Patagonia in November 2012.