The didymo threat

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The presence of a new plague threatening Patagonia’s rivers was confirmed three years ago. Its name is “didymo,” and it stems from the abbreviation of its scientific name: Didymosphenia geminate, a unicellular algae that forms colonies so large they blanket entire river and lake beds.
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Where to find Patagon Journal

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Patagon Journal is distributed by subscription, via iPad and other digital platforms, and selected newsstands, bookstores, specialty outdoors and fishing stores, airports, hotels, tour operators, and travel and outdoors fairs, among other places. 
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Coyhaique: Patagonia Photo Contest Exposition

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An exposition with the winning photos of our First Patagonia Photo Contest will be hosted by the Aysen Regional Library in Coyhaique from Aug. 26 - Sept. 6. The launch event is Monday, Aug. 26, at 7pm...Everyone welcome to attend!
 
 
 

First ascent of Selk'nam (video)

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By Michael Sanchez

Editors note: In the current issue, our mountaineering column describes the first ascent of the spectacular Selk'nam peak in Parque Tagua Tagua, located in Puelo, Chile. The author, Michael Sanchez, together with five other members of his Selk'nam mountaineering club in Puerto Montt, were the first people to climb this 400-meter granite wall, which they named after their club, opening up a new climbing destination in southern Chile. Here is a video together with the introductory paragraphs of the article.

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Young Chilean kayakers to paddle Grand Canyon

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Eight young kayakers from the Aysen region of Chilean Patagonia landed in Denver, Colorado, on July 31 to begin a nearly month-long exploration of energy, environment, dams and water in the western United States. The students are members of Club Nautico Escualo, a community kayaking club from the remote Patagonian town of Cochrane, and are traveling with their two coaches, Roberto Haro and Claudia Altamirano.
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