"We loved the trip - the hikes were beautiful, each in different ways. The camping was great - the sites, the beauty, some of the patagonian winds and the people (several of whom I am still in contact with). The staff was always helpful and warm and friendly and knowledgeable. One needs only to want to travel, love the outdoors, and he/she won't be disappointed!" (Cathy Schaffer)
"Patagonia Adventure Trip was an incredible experience. The company was very flexible to work with and did a tremendous job tailoring our trip to be the experience we wanted. The guides were all excellent and the scenery was spectacular. My friend Keith really enjoyed all the beautiful Argentine women that were also on the trip. And my friends Kate and Ellen more than enjoyed the scenery of the good looking guides leading them up the mountains." (Susan Weigel)
"In February 2001 I spent 8 days in the Torres del Paine park with 15 other people camping and trekking with Oscar Pandolfi as our guide. I often think of the trip because of the shear beauty of the area, the great variability of the weather and the diversity of the scenery. We hiked in valleys, over rock falls and up to a huge glacier with surprisingly blue icebergs calving off of it. Each day was a new adventure.
I attribute much of the success of the trip to our guide, Oscar, who was very knowledgeable about the fauna and flora of the area and who made sure that we were well provided for and enjoyed ourselves as a group during meals and on the trail. I highly recommend a trip to Patagonia for anyone who would like a unique trekking experience." (John Finston)
"The Patagonia trip was a great trip!!! I enjoyed all aspects of the trip. Words and photographs are inadequate to describe Patagonia. Patagonia is a place to be experienced. I feel privileged to have had the chance to experience it with you, as our guide, and the rest of our group. I particularly appreciated your knowledge of the local flora and await the publishing of your book. I appreciated the patience, humor, and expertise that you demonstrated. As well, I appreciated all the hard work that you and the boys (don't tell Marianne that I used that word) did for us. I appreciated the diversity of our group. I enjoyed getting to meet everyone. John and I are going to go up Mt. Whitney in October.
I thought the amount of hiking that we did was just right. It wasn't too short and it wasn't too long. It was nice to come to the refreshment tent after a day's hike and have a nice, cold Pisco Sour. The scenery was just amazing. And your ability to hold off the rain was incredible. All in all, I thought it was a very, very special trip." (Mike Kent Lee)
"I took a trip with Oscar's company in February, 2001. I had a marvelous time. The weather cooperated (thank goodness), and we had several wonderful days of hiking. He structured the trip so that all people could hike at their own pace, and not feel left behind, or could ahead and have fun at their own pace. It was great to know that your pace, for that day, could always be accomodated. In addition, it was wonderful to come home to meals that we all enjoyed. I had a super time, and would definitely recommend Oscar's trip to a friend!"(Lea Hallert)
"Un día de febrero partí desde aeroparque rumbo a la provincia de Santa Cruz. Gabriel, quiero agradecerte toda esa experiencia inolvidable que durante 12 días compartí con todo el grupo, que me permitió conocer y comenzar a amar esa región de nuestra Patagonia. Quería tomarme unas vacaciones distintas a las de todos los años, viajar a un lugar diferente donde encontrar sosiego, paz y aventuras y por suerte encontré eso y mucho más, encontré un grupo de gente maravillosa, remacanuda, cordial. Espero que sigan con ese trabajo tan lindo de hacer conocer nuestra Patagonia." (Julio Ricardo Mancilla)