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Patricia Klein Jul 25, 2015 at 02:56 PM

I am registered for Patagonia program Nov. 2 - 15, 2015. Looking to find other participants.
Rick King Aug 04, 2015 at 07:36 PM

I'm registered also but haven't finalized airfare from PDX (Oregon) to EZE. May want to extend several days from either end. Rick
Patricia Klein Aug 15, 2015 at 09:43 AM

Rick, I just made final payment. It's a go! Thanks for your note.
Mary Gibbons Aug 16, 2015 at 07:10 PM

Made my payment. Flying from ORF. Can extend before trip but not at end due to Work.
Victoria Sunderland Oct 28, 2015 at 04:09 PM

I'm going on the November 2 trip, flying from Miami. This will be my first Road Scholar trip
Rick King Oct 28, 2015 at 11:30 PM

See you in several days!

James Weil Dec 04, 2014 at 03:54 PM

Hi, all. My name is James Weil and I live in Stamford, CT. I am booked on the February 16 trip. Any other New York or New Englanders going?
Premium Email Subscriber Sep 01, 2015 at 01:11 PM

Hi James. My name is Jennifer Craig and I live just outside Boston in Waltham, MA. Also leaving Feb. 15th
Premium Email Subscriber Sep 01, 2015 at 01:12 PM

Have you booked flights yet? I imagine you will fly out of Kennedy?

Connie Dassinger Oct 29, 2014 at 09:20 AM

Connie Dassinger and Michael Firment (Kennesaw, GA as well as Michael's sister are going on this trip.

Guy Mueller Oct 05, 2014 at 01:46 PM

Guy and Marsha Mueller (Minneapolis, MN)are going on the 1/26/2015 trip.

Pam Arsenault Aug 02, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Would like to do this trip in spring, 2015. Is anyone else looking at the trip? Does anyone have feedback or advice about doing it? My friends are not enthusiastic about the rigorous hiking, so I'd love to connect with others who may be considering this trip.
Mike Chesnut Aug 03, 2014 at 09:38 AM

I believe we were the first group in Nov 2013 to take this trip. Yes, there are 2 long hiking days but the rewards are worth the effort. This trip is a very active trip with not only hiking, but canoeing,glacier hiking, long bus rides and full days. If I did not enjoy mountain trails, I would closely consider this trip. There may be an out on the mountain hikes, but the outs could interfere with the rest of the group and the guides also. One hike is especially long and we had all the weather Patagonia is famous for on that day, Rain,wind,snow and sunshine all in one afternoon.
Pam Arsenault Aug 04, 2014 at 06:00 PM

Thanks for your feedback, Mike. Any suggestion about the time of year to do this trip?
Mike Chesnut Aug 05, 2014 at 03:01 AM

If I had a do over, I would pick Jan. Our mountain guide (who climbed Cero Torre) stated he believes the weather is more stable in mid summer. The climbing season was just starting when we were there in Nov. I believe you will have a better chance to see cero tprre and fitzroy then. We had the famous wind and some clouds that blocked a good view of Cero Torre. However our weather in Ushuaia was perfect, about as good as they get, little wind and in the mid 60's The climbers for the summer season had not arrived in Nov when we were in El Chalten. They usually arrive in dec to start the wait for a perfect weather window to climb. Some years the weather remains bad all summer we were told and few if any successful attempts are made. So some luck is involved in cling good weather, but the 80 MPH wind we had one day was very memorable and i would not have traded that day for a stable weather day even though the clouds and wind(dust) did interfere with the view and made a boat ride to see the glacier interesting!!

Michele Hind Oct 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM


I am very interested in this trip. It looks fantastic. At this point there is only a waiting list for Nov. 7. Are there additional dates? thanks

Terry Cummins Oct 08, 2012 at 10:41 AM

i want to meet other participants
Mike Chesnut Aug 19, 2013 at 04:28 AM

are you going on nov 11 trip?

Judy Berger Aug 12, 2012 at 07:04 PM

I am seriously considering this trip for Fall 2013. Would be interested in hearing from people who have gone (or who are going this year) about the highlights and any concerns or challenges. How many nights camping out vs. indoor lodging? How much moving around vs. different day excursions from same place? Is a strenuous day followed by a gentler one? Are there activity choices or is everyone together 100% of the time. How much private down-time?
Mike Chesnut Jun 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM

My wife and I are going in November 2013. We have been on two other challenging level trips with Road Scholar. As described in the trip descriptions, both trips were high energy with minimal down time. There were not really any op out opportunities,however I believe if someone was injured, there must by some options. This trip looks relaxed in the beginning but very active later in the trip. I have hiked on a glacier in Alaska and the hike was challenging. We are not super athletes in any way but we are active hikers and bike some and we had no problems on either trip keeping up with our group. On both prior trips there was minimal down time, in fact very little. But we did not expect any and overall we were very pleased with the active pace. A 10 mile mountain hike is challenging but we have done several before and we are in our 60's and look forward to more.
Mike Chesnut Jun 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM

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