We who integrate the team of Andinia.com are not just systems analysts, programmers or businesspeople. We are explorers, and as such, we organise expeditions and courses in which you, if you have the required motivation, can participate.
Our trips are not just 'adventure travel'; we organise true expeditions in which participants confront real dangers, but also enjoy results and experiences that could not be compared with those of a mere tour which may be a little more spicy than others.
We do not pretend to rest merit to those activities, but the issue is that adventure travel is organised and structured to attract tourists who are looking for something different, but relatively safe. On the other hand, our expeditions, having different goals, also evolve differently.
Explorers carrying research equipment.
The website that you are visiting right now is the result of dozens of such expeditions in which we gather many things, from information and pictures to precious stones and metals. We are information gatherers who go to desolate places.
As part of our job we also give lessons organised in distance-learning courses related to survival, self-defence, first aid tecnhiques, applied technology and leadership.
All our courses are structurally complemented by our expeditions, but can be completed in their respective theoretical frameworks in quite an independent fashion.
One of our constructions.
However, if you are interested in those courses and want to learn their contents in a thorough manner, you should consider participating in one of our expeditions as well.
These trips usually last between fifteen to thirty days; the regions of our interest are Patagonia, in the southern tip of South America and the Puna, which is the mountainous region now occupied by Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, which was part of the Inca Empire a couple of centuries ago.
You will learn how to make your own bread in places like this one
We don't just go to distant places; instead, we look for truly isolated and unexplored regions. Almost in all occasions, the members of our expeditions are the sole humans in tens of kilometres around, and it is quite frequent that such expeditionary groups trespass into terrains where no human has ever been before.
We don't go to hotels or camping grounds; we never arrive to comfortable cabins fitted with electricity. What you carry is what you get, aside from what you can build there. in fact, it is common that we build our own cabins and shelters, we carry guns and have to walk thorough rather difficult terrain.
You will pass thorough uknown terrain.
There are three ways in which you may participate in one of such expeditions:
1)- Joining our staff of explorers.
2)- Participating as a volunteer in a project organised by our research and development group (The Gea Org.).
3)- Participating in one of our distance-learning courses.
You will enjoy the summer season in Patagonia.
The first two methods are free, while the third has a cost which depends on the span of the expedition and the applicable fees.
The expeditions take place normally during July or August, and January or February each year. Bear in mind that July corresponds to the austral winter and therefore, expeditions to Patagonia during that part of the year are not common.
And may even have close counters of a strange kind.
Patagonia is a sub polar region, daylight is brief or almost nonexistent and the weather is harsh, to say the least, during the winter. Therefore, most expeditions to Patagonia depart on January, and during the winter, we prefer to visit the Puna, which due to the fact that it lies past the tropic, is rather warmer.
However, do not underestimate these highlands: on average, our expeditions take place at heights around 4.000 metres above the sea level.
If you are interested in experiencing true adventure, please review our informative material and contact us. We would be delighted to show you how is are the last places where no human on Earth has ever been before.
The mother of all mountains? Be the judge yourself.