Two Rock Climbing Expeditions to South America Announced

Fitzroy National Park, Patagonia

Fitzroy National Park, Patagonia

12/8/10 - Over the last 12 months, Hot Rock has been exploring climbing the length and breadth of Africa (see Ivana Crone’s trip reports for’s Above & Beyond feature here.)

In 2011 and 2012, Hot Rock will visit the best climbing to be found throughout South America.

We will take seven months to travel from Ushuaia, at the southernmost tip of the continent, to the equator in Ecuador. Then, we'll turn round and go back again!

On the way, we will take in all the top destinations and some lesser known ones too, from the endless granite of Argentina and Chile to the urban sandstone of Rio, and from the high deserts of Bolivia, to the snowy heights of Peru and Ecuador.

This rock climbing expedition offers plenty of scope for alpinists too... Fitzroy, Aconcagua, Huascaran, Cotopaxi, and many others can be included in the itinerary. And of course, we won't miss any of the major traveling sights along the route, either.

The route is designed to make the most of the weather in virtually every destination along the way, and we expect to be in climbing venues more than 60 percent of the time.

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