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Spencer's Trip Date:

26th Dec - 7th Jan 2023

What was your most memorable moment?

It is impossible to pick just one. We LOVED all three of the full day excursions we did. Tuesday, our 1st full day in camp, we went big - Base of the Towers. The weather had been very windy for the prior 2 weeks (we were told); however, Tuesday was absolutely perfect. The only negative about the excursion is hordes of people. There is a small city hiking the trail. Other than that, awe inspiring. Day 2 as Mirador Ferrier (for 3 of the 4 in our group). Our 4th member hung out for 3 hours in the coffee shop and read a book - a perfect 3 hours for that person. After Ferrier, we connected with our 4th member and made the easy walk son the beach of Grey Lake and part way around the peninsula to see ice bergs and Grey Glacier. The weather was windy and a bit rainy, but that is not a negative at all. The weather can change every 15 minutes and provides uniqueness all the time. Our last full day at camp was the French Valley hike. Because the boat across Pehoe Lake only comes and goes certain times, you aren’t able to “take your time” as much. However, I think the French Valley is better for some of us than Base of the Towers, while some would say Base of the Towers and others would say Ferrier. That must mean we chose the perfect excursions for our fitness level - we are all in. As cool as the excursions were, the people at Patagonia Camp were the most memorable part of the trip for all of us. Paao, our guide for day 1, immediately became a member of our family. We loved her so much we begged to have her be our guide on all 3 days, and they granted us the wish. We love her!!! Rafael, the general manager of Pat Camp, won us over from the first time we met him. He always took the time to seek us out at camp and meaningful discussions with us, tell us about Chilean history, Pat Camp stuff, and stories about life. He will be a dear friend forever, even if we never see him again. The list of others is so long: Emily, Javi and Tamara - our servers in the restaurant, Andres - the bartender, Paula - the greeter, the front desk people, Andre - head of excursions, Edgardo - front desk, and the list goes on. PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE. The Pat Camp staff are top notch. We are believers that you get from life what you put into it. The same goes with relationships with others. We genuinely wanted to connect with our Pat Camp friends, and they wanted to connect with us.

Which of the following best describes your adventure?

Life changing

On a scale of 0 to 10, how likely is it that you would recommend Swoop to a friend or colleague?

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10 out of 10

On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your trip: Experience Paine's Nature and Wildlife?

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10 out of 10

Do you have any tips or advice for other people planning a trip to Patagonia?

Bring layers - the weather changes throughout the day. Bring short sleeves, long sleeves, fleece, wind/water layers, all of it. Also bring two pair of good shoes - it helps to give your feet a change of pace after hiking so many miles each day.

Has your experience changed your perspective in any way?

The saying in Patagonia is “If you’re in a hurry, you’re wasting time.” Patagonia camp taught us to slow down and take more joy in life. Life wasn’t meant to be rushed.

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