As many of you know our expedition to Patagonia will take place over a 6 week period, Christmas and New Year 2017.
Our expedition is split down into four phases, acclimatisation, the community project, trekking, and of course some R and R.
The first phase, although titled acclimatisation, is just to catch up on our sleep after a long flight and travel period. At this point, we will not have any altitude to acclimatise to, that will come later in the trekking. We will spend a few days in Santiago getting our bearings, sightseeing, meeting Chilean Scouts, and most importantly stocking up on essentials and food items for our trekking phase.
Santiago will give the participants a taste of the big city, whilst Chile is sparsely populated, over 40% of Chileans call Santiago home. ‘It’s a wonderful place for strolling, and each neighbourhood has its unique flavour and tone, with many gardens, museums and attractions to see. With a growing economy, renovated arts scene and plenty of eccentricity to spare, Santiago is an old-guard city on the cusp of a modern-day renaissance.’
Just a reminder that on June 4th/5th we’ll be holding our first training weekend. We will be camping at Ferny Crofts in the New Forest and have a packed schedule of activities and challenges, and to top it off, we will be finishing with a BBQ!
The weekend will also be an opportunity for anyone who couldn’t make it to our information day to find out more about the expedition.
Details can be found HERE! and sign-up below, we look forward to seeing everyone there!
-The Leader Team
If our expedition sounds like something that you would be interested in… Why not join us on our expedition?!
Please contact us and get involved!
Email: (Patagonia@hsx.org.uk) or stay tuned to the blog for more details.
Twitter: @HSXofficial #Pat2017