Backpack with the Mountaineers in Patagonia - Info Session June 30

Is it on your life-list to backpack the lovely, unique landscapes of the Patagonian Andes? Come to an information session on June 30 at 6:30pm at the Mercer Island Library to find out more!
Cheryl Talbert Cheryl Talbert
May 19, 2015

Is it on your life-list to backpack the lovely, unique landscapes of the Patagonian Andes?  The Mountaineers can take you there.

Walk high ridges among jagged peaks to the flanks of the massive Tronador volcano in the northern Andes of Argentina, with glaciers cascading from far above and a hundred blue lakes below (this area has been termed Argentina's Switzerland for its lovely alpine landscapes).

Descend on seldom-traveled trails to camp by picture-perfect glacial lakes surrounded by lush forests. Cruise by boat back to your starting point, or cross the Andes crest into Chile’s Lakes District on the famous Cruce Andino ferry to hike to high viewpoints on two more impressive volcanoes, Osorno and Calbuco, through ancient and unique Alerce forests, and up to a panoramic perch in the remote Cochamo valley, the ‘Yosemite of Chile’.  

Lodging will be in refugios, lodges and backcountry camps;  food will be provided. Carry your own camping gear, or hire a porter and carry just a daypack.  

Come to this information session about a March 2016 Mountaineers backpacking adventure in northern Patagonia and find out why many consider this area their favorite in the entire region.    

Before the presentation on the 2016 Patagonia backpack adventure, see a slideshow from an amazing Mountaineers backpacking adventure among the granite spires and unique wildlife of far-south Patagonia in February-March of 2015.


Tuesday June 30, 2015 at 6:30pm

Location:  Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA.

For more information, contact Cheryl Talbert via email at and check out the trip details in our Patagonia Trip Listing.