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IN AND FOR WILD PLACES

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IN AND FOR WILD PLACES

 

Wilderness, for us, is a place to evolve.

Where healthy ecosystems thrive,

Where we relish challenge and walk in awe

as we come home into our shared world.

 
 

We are rooted in Aysén, Patagonia, the wildest place we know.  This rugged, glaciated landscape is now home to Chile’s newest national parks.

This spectacular place is the canvas for the backcountry expeditions we’ll create together. Expect to be challenged physically and intellectually as we engage with this place on many levels.

Our far-flung Patagonian explorations inspire and educate, building communities of adventurers, activists and artists along the way. We travel light and seek out challenging terrain, living in the mountains through all of their moods.

 

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Chulengo: our backstory

 

What's in a name? A century ago, millions of guanacos (a llama-like camelid) and their young, locally known as chulengos, roamed Patagonia. Expanding sheep ranching pushed these native foragers out of prime grasslands, and their population shrank drastically. In Patagonia National Park, the spiritual launching point for our project, the chulengos of spring are symbols of restoration, as grasslands rebound from overgrazed ranch to national park. At Chulengo Expeditions, we trace our roots back to Tompkins Conservation, the team behind the restoration and protection of millions of acres in Chile and Argentina. Curious and energetic, each chulengo reminds us of the power in each of us to work toward a wilder world.

 

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Our Commitment to Aysén

 

For Chile’s ambitious new system of national parks to truly succeed, it must generate livelihoods for the nearby communities. We take seriously our responsibility to support Aysén-based businesses and families.

Every year, in partnership with our expedition participants, we also direct a share of our profits to local social and environmental causes, such as Ríos to Rivers or Fundación Reforestemos.

 

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