The Futaleufú: the story of the first rafting expedition

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Mega-hydro projects under discussion

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Rio Santa Cruz and the Andes. Photo: Michael GaigeRio Santa Cruz and the Andes. Photo: Michael Gaige
 
By Peter Hartmann 
 
Not only is the Rio Cuervo hydro-electric project in Aysen not viable, but its owners Glencore and Energía Austral are showing signs of the same. The national press recently reported that Energía Austral is reducing personnel by 70 percent. It was also reported that the company met with the energy minister to inform him of this step, though they maintain that they will continue with the project. Sometimes it appears that it is the energy minister who is more interested in this project, as he insists on keeping it in his regional energy export presentations. Thats the way it is in a neo-liberal model: ministers are practically ambassadors for the businesses and transnational corporations in their purview. 
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Nature and fishing in Aysén Patagonia

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Pieles: Women's Splitboard and Skitouring Challenge

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From Sept. 25-27, “Pieles, Women's Splitboard and Skitouring Challenge” was held in the Aguas Calientes sector of the Nevados de Chillán Ski center. Fifteen women were invited, including mountaineers, skiers, snowboarders, Chileans and Argentineans, whom for three intense days camped in the Aguas Calientes Valley in the backcountry of Nevados. Below a photo gallery from the event: 
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Patagonia Avalancha en el Volcán finishes with new record

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Patagonia Chile - Waking up on the slopes of the mountain, taking the team prepared the night before, to begin the ascent to the summit of Quetrupillán volcano dreaming of glory of making the fastest descent in Patagonia Avalanche en el Volcan was the feeling that reigned at 6:30 a.m. on the morning of September 17.
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