Our Expert Trip Leaders Make a Difference

Leaders with passion and deep knowledge of their destinations make all the difference to your experience. Our leaders are Patagonia experts—many have been guiding here for over 20 years. Their deep knowledge of the region’s natural history culture enrich your journey immensely, and their personal connections will bring you into the heart of this fascinating region. These are our leaders, and they are joined by local guides on the trails in Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine.

A great trip! Very well coordinated and all staff were professional, knowledgeable, helpful, and easy to deal with. Will recommend it to my friends.
Judith R., Albany, NY

Here are the Trip Leaders scheduled for this journey (please note that leader assignments are subject to change).

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Carlos Leon

Departure Dates: November 25-December 10, 2022, January 20-February 4, 2023, February 11-26, 2023, March 1-16, 2023

Carlos Leon was born in central Chile and has lived in Patagonia since he was a child. He has been a member of the Wilderness Travel Patagonia team since 1996, first as a driver and local guide, and then as a Trip Leader. Carlos says, “I live in a wonderful ...

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José Argento

Departure Dates: December 27, 2022-January 11, 2023, January 16-31, 2023, February 7-22, 2023

José Argento, raised in a tiny farming community in Argentina, has had a deep connection to nature for as long as he can remember. With a degree in tourism and a specialization in glaciology, he loves to talk about ice fields and share adventurous tales of famous ...

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Franco Baldinelli

Departure Dates: January 12-27, 2023, January 31-February 15, 2023, February 21-March 8, 2023

Franco (“Frasco”) Baldinelli was born in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires but ever since childhood, his dream was to live in Patagonia. After getting his degree in Tourism, he moved to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, and he has been a guide for 10 ...

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Rob Noonan

Departure Dates: January 5-20, 2023, January 27-February 11, 2023, February 17-March 4, 2023, March 8-23, 2023

Rob Noonan came by his love of nature and the mountains early, adventuring throughout most of the Americas and later earning a degree in environmental studies from Prescott College in Arizona. He began guiding our Patagonia hiking journeys in 1994, and his love of the ...

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