tierra del fuego SUMMARY
SOUTHERN ANDES SEA KAYAK/MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITION
A world-first Sea Kayak/Mountaineering Expedition to one of the wildest places on the planet.
Never before have the Southern Andes been approached and traversed from so far by Sea Kayak.
In January 2003 the Southern Andes Sea Kayak - Mountaineering Expedition retraced the steps of two eminent adventurers by following Darwin's path down the Beagle Channel to the roaring Pacific ocean, then gaining the footsteps of Eric Shipton to traverse the high mountains of the Darwin range to Ushuaia (Argentina).
Unlike the sailing vessel used by Darwin this expedition paddled Sea kayaks covering a distance of over 500km into the Chilean fjords and the Canal Magdelanas. The expedition then switched paddles for ice axe and crampons weaving a route through the glaciers and ice fields of the Darwin range pioneering a new route from west to east back to the Beagle channel. The expedition took 40 days during which an 8 day storm was weathered. The entire traverse had never been attempted.
Eric Shipton describes the Darwin range as " Almost completely surrounded by sea, lashed by the ferocious gales that rage around the Cape Horn, guarded by a massive rampart of forest which is nurtured by incessant rain". It's reputation for inaccessibility remains today, and few have ventured into the interior of the range.
Tierra Del Fuego, on the 55th parallel, is famous for is raging storms, unrelenting winds, biting rain and snow. These are the waters of Cape Horn and the mountains of the Patagonian Ice cap, a fearful combination of natures most ominous forces.
what the SPONSOR'S SAY ABOUT ADVENTURE PHILOSOPHY
Micheal Chick General Manager - Tait Communications.
"Congratulations on the presentation you gave to both Tait and the Deloitte management yesterday. The task you faced would have been complex and the courage you and your colleagues have shown in overcoming all the obstacles is to be highly commended."
Kate Ward Sponsorship Manager - Macpac.
"Adventue Philosophy has exceeded our expectations to ensure Macpac is fully recognised and supported for our involvement. The coverage we have received in the media has been outstanding. The fervor this team manages to create within the media make them a powerful PR team and we look forward to a continued relationship."