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Fruitage From Chile – the final post

Posted on February 24th, 2012 by natalie

Student Fruitage from Chile!  I truly valued every experience we had on this trip. I pushed myself, took advantage of every moment I could to deepen my experience in Chile for the better. There were challenging parts, which I pushed myself through and dealt with things spiritually. I had a pretty amazing healing with my […]

Chile in 6 Words

Posted on February 3rd, 2012 by Christine

Ryan – So much to do. So little time. Natalie – Chile: legendary beauty, truly generous people. – Days gone. Heart smiles – part stays. Jenna – Drinking warm tea. Seeing beautiful views. Cass – Vibrant adventure. Beautiful expression. Memorable experience. Mickey (Campo staff member) – Trail waned. Spirits didn’t. Perfect trek. – Amped soccer. Bridging […]

Takeaway Thoughts

Posted on February 3rd, 2012 by Christine

Pack up is in its last stages here at Campo Aventura.  Bags are being weighed on the horsepackers’ scale hanging from the tree.  Sand is being swept out from the casitas and we keep talking about how remarkable it is that we are now on the last day of our time here in Chile.  Later […]

Sea Kayaking Down River

Posted on February 2nd, 2012 by Christine

I was feeling pretty nervous heading out on the sea kayak trip.   My foot was tender from a cut that’s been healing and I was a bit concerned about the cold, rain, and anticipated waves.    We drove down to the put in with our guides, but rather than starting directly into the fjord in the […]

Adventures with Cantanera

Posted on January 31st, 2012 by Christine

After our time at La Junta doing service projects, we all split up into 3 separate groups for some smaller-sized expeditions.  Some students went backpacking, some stayed at La Junta to climb, and I got to go on a horse packing trip. As I’m sure you may have read in other blogs, the trails around […]

A Couple Days on the Trail

Posted on January 31st, 2012 by Christine

In true Link style we banded together a few days ago to help out maintain trails here in the Cochamó Valley.  We were working to improve the upper trail system that helps adventures and climbers alike access two of the waterfalls on Campo Aventura’s property.  Since this area receives extraordinary amounts of rain, trails are […]

“The depth, breath, height, might, majesty and glory of infinite Love fill all space”

Posted on January 30th, 2012 by Christine

Over the past six days, seven of us Link School-ies (staff included) stayed at the campo in the upper Cochamó Valley for the beautiful granite walls that towered thousands of feet above us on both sides of the valley. For the first few days, we just focused on the necessary techniques for the long sharp […]

You know you’re backpacking in Chile when…

Posted on January 30th, 2012 by Christine

You know you’re on a backpacking trip in Chile when: You have killed around 50 horse flies in one day, and eaten a few. You don’t mind the presence of horse poop on the trail because it assures you that you’re headed in the right direction. You have not seen horse poop in 2 days. […]


Posted on January 30th, 2012 by Christine

Our time at Campo Aventura, as you all already know, has been amazing, fulfilling, and educational.  After 1+ weeks in the beauty of the River Base here, we were all ready to see what Campo Aventura’s Mountain Base, known as La Junta, had in store for us. A week and a half ago the Link […]

I Have Fallen in Love in Chile

Posted on January 18th, 2012 by Christine

I have found myself in love with the kitchen. Because my understanding of Spanish is ahead of the other students, I have been taking Spanish class from the cooks where I have been given the opportunity to cook and clean in the kitchen.  This experience has broadened my understanding of Chileans culture much more than […]