The American Alpine Journal just published its 2013 volume of the “Worlds Most Significant Climbs.”  This year’s edition features SV Patagonia guide Ivo Kusanovic in his ascent of the South Tower of Torres del Paine (route: Aste), which he completed with Steve Schneider (usa) and Heather Baer (usa).  In completing the climb, Ivo became the first Patagonian to climb all three Towers of Paine.  Heather also became the first woman to climb the three Towers.

Congratulations to Ivo again, along with Heather and Steve, on this amazing accomplishment, recognized by the American Alpine Club.  SV Patagonia is a huge supporter of the AAC, which also provides rescue insurance for its members as part of its basic membership, along with the AA Journal and other resources. It is a worthwhile organization.

Here is the feature (first paragraph):

Ivo AAC feature

AAJ Cover 2013

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It’s winter in Torres del Paine, in Chilean Patagonia right now.  The park’s mountains are filled with beautiful snow.  There are a handful of visitors in the park exploring the terrain this special time of year.  Now is the time time to start thinking about your visit to see for yourself.  The regular season rund from approximately November through March.  Is Patagonia on your bucket list.

We offer pre-packaged, custom, and private trips  at reasonable prices.  Come see what everyone has been talking about.

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Photo recently posted on CONAF’s facebook page.

Attention runners and marathon lovers, the second annual Patagonian International Marathon has been set for September 28, 2013.

For those who are unfamiliar the marathon takes place in one of the most beautiful places in the world:  our Torres del Paine National Park in Chile.  

If you are interested in competing in the marathon, we can help you get registered, and also help you plan an amazing trip in the days before or after the marathon.  Contact us now to make your reservations.

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New Zealand is known for having some of the most beautiful natural places in the world.  It is no wonder the Lord of the Rings trilogy films were shot there.

This week, the New Zealand online magazine Stuff, has published a list of the world’s best landmarks.  Torres del Paine National Park tops the magazine’s list.

Here is what Stuff had to say:

The park contains some of the most scenic hiking in the world. Other than the impressive torres, you will find snow capped peaks, woodpeckers and condors, and icebergs and glaciers. It does not get much more beautiful than Torres del Paine.

Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina also made Honorable Mention.

Come see for yourself today.  Reservations are now being booked for the peak season of November – March.

Lonely Planet is the go-to source on planing your vacation. Lonely Planet has come out with an amazing list of low elevation multi-day treks. Torres del Paine’s W Trek has topped the list.

You can read the full article here: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/themes/adventure-travel/the-worlds-best-multi-day-treks-without-high-altitudes/?intaffil=lpemail

SV Patagonia can help you experience this adventure, with guided treks, and assistance with all your trip planning. We take the stress out of getting here, so you can focus on the simple and majestic beauty of this special place. Trips are booking up now. Contact us for more information.

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We are proud to announce that SV Patagonia guide Ivo Kusanovic has become the first Chilean Patagonian to summit all three of the Towers of Paine (Las Torres del Paine).

Ivo was featured in the regional newspaper, La Prensa Austral.  You can read more about Ivo’s accomplishment in the article:

http://www.laprensaaustral.cl/cronica/magallanico-escalo-las-tres-torres-del-paine-22094

Photo of Ivo and his climbing partner on the summit of the South Tower.

Photo of Ivo and his climbing partner, Steve Schneider, on the summit of the South Tower.

Here are some photos from an October 2011 glacier research expedition with an multi-nation research organization.  They hired us to provide support and assist in glacier trekking and safety instruction.

    

And a panoramic of us sailing away from the glacier:

Videos of National Park Torres del Paine Patagonia Chile… 🙂