We are thrilled to embark on this journey of adventure, discovery and conservation with you. This website is a resource for you, to help prepare you for your expedition, and to share resources to help you in your fundraising efforts. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Nature Trust or Berg Adventures.
The Expedition at a Glance
Date: February 1-9, 2013
Cost: $2750.00 plus airfare
Fundraising Goal: $2,500 per participant
Location: Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile
Expedition Information and Resources
To aid you in planning for your trip, we have several downloadable PDF documents from Berg Adventures, about the expedition itinerary, frequently asked questions and helpful preparation checklists.
More About Patagonia
As one of the world’s leading adventure travel and mountaineering companies, Berg Adventures provides unsurpassed experiences for the discerning traveler in many of our planet’s most amazing natural locations. Personal achievement, cultural learning and an unsurpassed dedication to your adventure travel experience—that’s the Berg Adventures promise. Wherever they go, Berg’s goals for adventure are the same: to give you the opportunity to reach your travel and trekking goals abroad while fostering cultural awareness and personal growth. They believe strongly in responsible travel and have long been committed to running ecologically sensitive, low-impact adventures.
Berg Adventures International was founded in 2001 by Wally Berg and operates out of the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Canmore, Alberta. Wally Berg is one of the most respected guides in the mountaineering world. With four Everest summits to his credit and over two decades of expedition-leading experience, Wally is world-renowned for his expertise, knowledge and mountaineering accomplishments. Thanks to Wally’s long-standing presence in the places that BAI travels and to his high standards for excellence, BAI works with only the best guides and support staff who will keep you safe, comfortable and engaged with your surroundings.
Your trek will be led by Berg Adventures International's owner and founder, Wally Berg, who is a world renowned "Seven Summits" guide. Also guiding your adventure will be Chilean guide Felipe Voullieme and Berg's Leila Silveira, an enthusiastic whitewater kayaker, climber and traveler who can also offer you plenty of information on extending your stay in Chile (and South America). Please feel free to contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any questions? Contact Sara Tiffany at 1-866-609-4148 or email@example.com
Offsetting your Carbon Emissions
At the Nature Trust we are very conscious about our carbon footprint. Learn how you can take action to help offset your carbon emissions. The emissions from flying can be particularly harmful to our environment. To help account for this environmental impact, we encourage participants to add $200 to their fundraising goal as a symbolic offset for carbon emissions and to further protect our environment. These funds will go directly towards the conservation of wilderness in Nova Scotia, reducing the impacts of climate change and restoring vital habitat for wildlife.
What is the Carbon Footprint from the flight?
Approximate flight distance from Halifax to Chile, return: 19,000 km (1.9 tons of CO2)
Estimated cost to offset this through land conservation: $200
Add an Exciting Extension to your Patagonia Adventure
Considering an extended stay?
Looking for other travel options while in South America? Berg Adventures is happy to help!
Contact information for Berg Adventures:
Sara Tiffany - 1-866-609-4148 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact information for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust:
Nicole Arsenault - (902) 425-5263 or email@example.com
They Did It! Our Inaugural Expedition for the Earth Team Exceeds Their Fundraising Goal!
April 12, 2013
We're so thrilled with the accomplishments of our first ever Expedition for the Earth team!
Join us for our Post Expedition for the Earth Party
April 5, 2013
Join us and the Trail Shop this Saturday April 6th, for a post Expedition for the Earth party and fundraiser.
Nova Scotian Adventurers Complete Patagonian Charity Trek
February 11, 2013
They did it! Between February 1st-9th, 13 Nova Scotians set forth on an adventure of a lifetime, trekking through the Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile.
Expedition Participants Meet in Chile - Feb. 2, 2013
February 1, 2013
Our intrepid group of Expedition for the Earth trekkers are meeting up in Chile tomorrow (Feb. 2, 2013)!
Watch Berg Adventures International for detailed daily dispatches!
Great News Stories About Our Expedition Team!
January 25, 2013
The trip is one week away! We're getting excited!
Two stories about Bob Melville:
And one about Henry Fuller:
Nova Scotian Adventurers Set For Patagonian Charity Trek
January 18, 2013
With less than two weeks left before 13 Nova Scotians set forth on an adventure of a lifetime, the Nova Scotia Nature Trust held a send-off party for the Expedition team. These adventurous and community-minded souls from across the province are taking part in the Nature Trust’s inaugural Steele Subaru Expedition for the Earth. They have spent the months preparing for their February 1-9 wilderness trek in Torres del Paine National Park (Patagonia, Chile) by training for the hike and raising funds to protect local natural areas.
Meet our Patagonia Participants!
January 16, 2013
Our Expedition for the Earth: Patagonia 2013 participants are a diverse and fascinating group! As they gear up and finish their preparations, we thought you'd like to meet them.
Info Night and Gear Night - Nov. 5
November 2, 2012
We're hosting an Exhibition for the Earth info night on Monday November 5th, 6:00 PM at the Trail Shop, 6210 Quinpool Road. All are welcome.
Nature Trust Expedition for the Earth: Patagonia Showcase June 5, 2012
May 23, 2012
Who: Anyone interested in learning about Patagonia or our Expediton for the Earth: Patagonia 2013 trek.
What: Join us for snacks, Labatt beverages, guest speaker Wally Berg, great draw prizes from the Trail Shop,
and awesome images, films and stories about Patagonia, adventure,
and saving the planet’s wild places.
Where: Labatt Breweries Atlantic Beer Institute (Keith’s Brewery Market)
When: Tuesday June 5th, at 7 pm
Nature Trust Announces Inaugural Expedition for the Earth Adventure Trek
May 3, 2012
The Nature Trust's exciting new adventure to “the ends of the earth” to support land conservation in Nova Scotia was officially launched today with title sponsor, Steele Subaru, at the grand opening of the new Halifax Subaru dealership.