Monday, 25 August 2014 00:00

FU-BIGMAP

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ROBERT KENNEDY, JR, TOWN AND COUNTRY MAGAZINE

“In 1990 Eric Hertz and I, working with the Natural Resources Defense Council, local environmental groups and the Pehuenche Indians, fought Endesa’s plans to dam the Bio-Bio, Chile’s other great white-water treasure. We ultimately lost that battle. The first of the Bio-Bio dams was already under construction, and Chile’s burgeoning white-water community thoroughly demoralized, when Eric discovered the Futaleufu, in 1991. His first descent by raft that year opened up the possibility of running commercial trips on the FU, and this reinvigorated Chile’s rafting community. Now the Fu is also threatened. “

-Robert Kennedy Jr., Town and Country Magazine

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OUTSIDE MAGAZINE

“The Earth River Futaleufu trip is an astonishment. There was an incredible variety to the week, the amazing camps, all different from one another, but all surprisingly and ingeniously comfortable—from the Arcadian, lost-Boys hideaway at Cave Camp, to the soaring views at the Cliff Camp, to the truly fantastical dwellings up in the canopy of the forest of the Tree House Camp—the food and hot tubs were great. David Rakoff, author, Fu Fighters, Outside Magazine, October, 2003

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BRIEF OVERVIEW

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"Multi-lodge" trip

Cost: (excluding air): $4,500

Total days U.S. to U.S.: 11 (Thurs. - Sun)

Days with Earth River: 9

Group size: 12

Guide/client ratio: 1 - 3

Season: Dec. - March

Meeting place: Puerto Varas, Chile

Accomodations:  7 nights in three spectacular, remote Lodges in Futaleufu Valley including: Espolon Lodge, Uman Lodge,  & Yelcho Lodge. 1 night in Cumbres Puerto Varas Hotel at start of trip.

Activity level: Moderate/active (optional strenuous hike uo to Lago Obesssion)

Suitable ages: 6 - 80

Percent rafting vrs. multi-sport activiites: 50/50 (percentage varies depending upon individual client preference)

Multi-sport activities: Rafting class 4 (class 5 optional), class 3 whitewater inflatable kayaking (Espolon and Azul Rivers), horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, canyoneering, standup Paddleboarding and fishing.

Private departures: Custom groups of 6 or more participants are welcome.

Note: Depending upon the individual, trip emphasis can be on rafting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fly fishing, kayaking or any combination.

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BRIEF OVERVIEW

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"Multi-camp" Wilderness expedition

Cost (excluding air except commuter flight): $4,500

Total days U.S. to U.S.: 11 days) (Thurs. - Sun.)

Expedition days: 9

Group size:  18

Guide/client ratio: 1 - 4

Season: Dec. - mid April

Meeting place: Puerto Varas, Chile

Accomodations: Exclusive Earth River camps with hot tubs, hot showers (most nights)  Hotel 1 night in Puerto Varas at spectaular Cumbres Puerto Varas Hotel & exclusive Earth River Camps 7 nights)

Activity level: Moderate/active

Suitable ages: 6 - 75

Percent rafting vrs. multi-sport activiites: 50/50 (percentage varies depending upon individual client preference)

Multi-sport activities: Rafting (class 4 option), whitewater inflatable kayaking (Espolon and Azul Rivers), beginner whitewater kayaking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking/trekking, rock climbing, canyoneering, cliff jumping, rappelling, zipline, fly fishing.

Private departures: Custom groups of 6 or more participants are welcome.

Note: Depending upon the individual, trip emphasis can be on rafting, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fly fishing, kayaking or any combination. We also take trekkers who do not raft.

MAPU LEUFU CAMP

TREE HOUSE CAMP

CAVE CAMP

TERMINADOR CAMP

OVERVIEW OF FOUR EARTH RIVER OWNED FUTALEUFU CAMPS

“Eric Hertz has devoted his life and his company’s resources to saving some of the world’s last great white-water, wilderness rivers.".
"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."
“Earth River runs the only continuous, top to bottom, multi-camp, wilderness expedition on the Futaleufu. A week without roads, electricity or cell phones.”
“I’ve been on nearly all the commercially run rivers in the world and Earth River and the Futaleufu stand out as the very best of the best.”—Fred Wiedemann, Co-founder
"Earth River is the premier river runner in the world. Their staff includes the finest guides to be found."
“Earth River’s conservation effort on the Futaleufu is Herculean and represents the single largest river land trust endeavor ever initiated by a commercial outfitter."—Ronald Dodson, Pres."
"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.
“Earth River’s Futaleufu trip is an astonishment. The amazing camps, all different from one another, but all surprisingly and ingeniously comfortable”—David Rakoff
"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.
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