EVENT: Backpacking in Torres del Paine, ChilePosted by Adventure 16 | 02.19.2018
Is backpacking in Patagonia on your bucket list? If so, please join José H González for this educational presentation to help you plan your backpacking trip to Torre del Paine, Chile.
Important changes in permitting in the last few years mean that this wild pocket of the globe is a little more controlled, but no less of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Learn about what you need to do to have an amazing experience in Patagonia. Some of the topics in this presentation include:
· When to go backpacking in Torres del Paine
· How to get there and airport transfers
· How to get camping permits
· What gear is needed and recommended
· Route options and planning
· Skills and physical fitness needed for a comfortable experience
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Dr. Jose H. Gonzalez started his career in outdoor education in 1989. He has spent more than 900 nights sleeping in a tent, has hiked the Sierras, more than 200 miles of the Appalachian Trail, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico, Caribbean volcanos and local gems like Mt. Woodson. His love for the outdoors and commitment to teaching has earned him the opportunity to teach for Outward Bound and several universities. He possesses a doctoral degree in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction. Jose currently teaches wilderness medicine courses for NOLS and lectures at CSUN's Recreation and Tourism Management Department.