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Three years ago, I had never even heard of the Baker River. Today, I barely go 5 minutes without talking, thinking, writing or worrying about it. My passion for it runs so deep that I often return to its shockingly blue waters while I sleep…I dream of its furious turquoise flow, the untouched mountains towering [...]
Each member of team Rios Libres comes from the Colorado Plateau. Read about the lessons learned from the Colorado River and how it inspired us to take action in Patagonia.
At night I lay in my tent listening to the thunder of collapsing seracs, multi-ton columns of ice breaking free and falling a thousand feet. Smack, crack, rumble, groan. In these deeply-cut canyons, echoes build and fade. The ice-bound head of the Rio Baker is not a stable or quiet place. In the morning we [...]
The Río Baker is the color of topaz with the visible depth of sapphire. Entering one of its gorges, a smooth, ceramic lip of water crashes into malestrom. Kayaks flash through like swift, tiny birds. Feeling this wild tumult, you can understand why one might want this kind of power. You would be a god [...]
This is how we reach the interior of Patagonia: spider-webbed windshield and a blown-out side-view mirror on a Mitsubishi 4×4 van carrying a crest of kayaks. A long and dusty road wanders beneath enormous summits. We come around the corner to find our raft listing badly, a wheel missing from the trailer, axle bent. How [...]
I am at the end of the world, not so much born again Armageddon, but more just the tip, as in the tip of Chilean Patagonia. I was invited down to speak at the Banff Mountain Film Festival y me dije, “Sipo, por su puesto, que bacan.” (Chilenismo = “Yeah dude, of course, how cool.”) [...]
While our film team was interviewing the Archbishop of Chilean Patagonia yesterday we asked him, “Why is the church involved and why does he feel compelled to fly to his native Italy to take the movement against the dams to the home turf of the Italian Mega Corporation that is the parent company to HidroAysen. [...]