Friday, January 14, 2011

2011 Turbio-Piritas Expedition Prep

We have been in Bariloche for almost 10 days now, and after getting some great climbing in up at the Frey, we have turned all of our attention to the matter at hand, our upcoming expedition into the remote Turbio IV valley in Northern Patagonia. That and eating as much ice cream as humanly possible.

Home in Bariloche

Yesterday, we did all of the food shopping for the trip, which took all day, having to get things all across town. Luckily for us there are a couple good bulk food shops which were able to supply us with a lot of the items we are accustomed to taking into the backcountry with us. The rest of the day was spent weighing and packing it all, splitting it into 3 separate 8 day resupplys. Our block of cheese weighs more than 7 pounds, and is the perfect size for my alpine-pillow!

Josh weighs flour and watches Everybody Loves Raymond.

You don´t know what you´re missing. FrutiGran is the truth.

Should we take Rack A or Rack B? BOTH!

Ropes are heavy.

In 5 days, Josh and I travel south, to start the long process of getting to the Alpine Shangri-La. We have made contact with the gauchos at the end of the valley who will take us and our gear 50km up river, to where the Turbio IV drainage begins. We will say goodbye to them there, and start hiking loads up to the upper valley, where we hope to explore and climb some of the many mysterious walls that lurk in the hidden canyons for the next 25 days, before descending Rio Turbio in our lightweight packrafts filled to capacity with gear!

See ya´ll in a month!


skyerunner said...

Hells yeah Buddy Bear.
I hope you and Garrison send hard and stay safe.

skyerunner said...

So turns out I'll be seeing you in Patagonia next year. Ned & I got our shit together and we're coming down. I hope the turbio has been amazing.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck man. Send that sheit!