New Year's at the End of the World:
The Geology of Southern Patagonia, Including Tierra del Fuego
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December 27, 2004 - January 12, 2005
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15 days, 14 nights
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Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina
Reynolds has spent the past 20 years investigating the uplift history of the Andes using magnetostratigraphy. He has traveled extensively in Patagonia and has a strong admiration for the land and its people. He has led international field trips since 1996.
Join GSA for a spectacular, student-only, 15-day trip through some of the most breathtaking scenery on Earth, in southern Patagonia, Argentina, and Chile. The trip includes 11 nights of camping and more than 80 km of hikes through incredible geological settings. After a night in Buenos Aires, we'll fly to Calafate, at the foot of the Argentine Patagonian Andes and spend our first night in the field camped in front of the Perito Moreno glacier, descending from the Patagonian ice sheet, in Glaciares National Park. The next day, we'll take a day-long cruise on Lago Argentino, traveling past numerous icebergs and surrounded by fantastic folding and faulting deep within the fold-thrust belt. We'll then visit the area around Cerro Fitzroy, making several day-long treks from the campground. Our third site is the nearby Torres del Paine National Park, Chile, where we'll hike trails in and around the famous towers. After a night in a hotel in Punta Arenas, the southernmost mainland city, we'll take a ferry across the Straits of Magellan to Tierra del Fuego and camp on beautiful Lago Fagnano, the boundary between the South American and Scotia plates. We'll then proceed across the Cordillera Darwin to Tierra del Fuego National Park outside of Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, where we'll hike and enjoy a boat excursion on the Beagle Channel.
$2,700 for GSA student members
$2,800 for nonmembers
$200 deposit is due with your reservation and is refundable (less $75) through November 1. Balance is due November 1. Firm minimum number of participants: 12, maximum: 36.
Included: International airfare (Miami, Florida to Buenos Aires), flights within Argentina, all ground transportation, meals, hotels, campground and park entrance fees.
Not included: Airfare to and from Miami, camping equipment (tent and sleeping bag), alcoholic beverages, optional side excursions, personal expenditures, and any other expenses not specifically included in the itinerary. Academic credit for this adventure is available through Brevard College for an extra charge.
For more information, contact Edna Collis at GSA, or Jim Reynolds at Brevard College.
To register for this GeoTrip, please fill out and return the GeoVentures Registration Form (PDF format - requires Acrobat Reader).