Terminador camp overview (photo © Hardie Trusdale)

TERMINADOR CAMP

CAMP STATS:

Nights: (Sat. & Sun.)


Type: Remote, 30 foot bluff over mile long Terminador Rapid.

Access: River and gorgeous hiking trail through open fields with mountain views. Ox cart transports personal gear into camp.

Arrival Time: 4:00 PM Saturday & 4:00 PM Sunday

Area: 1 mile river front

Brief Description: Hidden in a forest, along mile long Terminador Rapid, the camp’s broad 50 foot bluff affords a birds eye view of the surging Futaleufu river as it spills over giant, sculpted, white granite boulders creating over a dozen waterfalls in a mesmerizing arrangement of colors from turquoise to white.

"Terminator Camp overlooks the churning 1.5km long, class 5 Terminador Rapid and features hand-built wooden cliff dwellings, flush toilets, hot showers and possibly the world's most welcome sight after a day on the river: an 18 person wood-fired outdoor hot-tub. Shortly after slipping into the soothing, 100 degree water, a guide appears with cold Escudo beers, a Chilean cab sav and a plate of home-cooked pizza slices. It sets the scene for a week of indescribably good food that's miraculously conjured up in the middle of the wilderness."

- Rob Mcfarland, "Rafting rush in Patagonia" Escape Travel, Oct. 2011. (Australia's most widely read outdoor adventure magazine)

FEATURES:

Peninsula Point: Natural vista area


at bottom of camp with breathtaking upstream views of Terminador Rapid and great fishing.

Cliffside hot tub: 16 person, hand-hewn hot tub. The hot tub deck, scribed around trees, overlooks mile long Terminador rapid.

Stone Couch: River carved stone couch with an unparalleled river level view.

Cable car crossing: Spectacular high aerial river crossing connecting camp to miles of gorgeous single track mountain bike and horse trails.

Cliff dwellings: 4 hand-hewn, wooden dwellings with porches, beds, matress pads, pillows and bedding. Each dwelling has a stunning view of class 5 Terminador Rapid.





 

ACTIVITIES:


Hiking: Trail the length of Terminador rapid and to nearby creek with waterfalls and swimming holes.

Mountain biking/Horseback riding:Miles of single track and horseback riding on both sides of the river connected by an aerial cable car crossing.

Fishing: Excellent fishing in the pool below Terminador Rapid, from Peninsula Point.

"From a photographer's perspective the stone couch is extraordinary. You feel almost like you're suspended in a boat above the ensuing chaos below, yet there's a strange and wonderful tranquility within the contours of the smooth marbleized granit."

- Carr Cliffton, Professional Phoptographer

“Eric Hertz and Robert Currie have devoted their lives and their company’s resources to saving some of the world’s last great white-water, wilderness rivers.".
“The absolute mastery of Robert Currie guiding in the back of the raft made every element of the Futaleufu river seem heightened, perfected, colorized, almost virtual."
"Earth River is the premier river runner in the world. Their staff includes the finest guides to be found."
“Earth River is more than a great whitewater outfitter. Their contributions have made a real difference in our efforts to preserve some of the world's most beautiful rivers in Chile and Canada."
"I want to personally thank Earth River for helping us stop the hydro-electric projects on our land preventing the destruction of one of North America's last great wildernesses.
“I’ve rafted with Eric Hertz down some tough rivers—the Futaleufu in Chile, the Colca in Peru. He's one of the best in the business—obsessed with safety."