Martin Costa

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2nd May 2007

Leader, Kayak Australis
Although a software engineer by profession, Martin prefers to spend his time doing adventure sports such as sea kayaking, mountaineering, climbing, trekking and any other activity that puts him in contact with nature. A graduate from the National Mountaineering School, in disciplines such as rock and ice climbing, he has spent a lot of time in the mountains before going to the sea. Now with more than 10 years kayaking and a graduate of NOLS in sea kayaking, Martin is an instructor, guide and one of the owners of Kayak Australis, a sea kayak school and trip operator in Chile. Other interests and certifications include Wilderness First Aid and RCP (NOLS), White Water Rescue Technician (Rescue 3 International, Inc.), Advanced Tracking and Survival (Tom Brown’s Tracker School) and Aikido shodan black belt.

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Martin Costa's activity

  1. September 2007
  2. Martin Costa rated Paddle the Futaleufu River

  3. Martin Costa reviewed Paddle the Futaleufu River in Los Lagos, Chile

    Patagonia’s Futaleufu river, known as one of the best white water destinations of the world, has a friendly side. The Lower Futaleufu river, after it has come to a tranquil flow, is the starting point of a 6 day trip to the sea. This self sufficient tri…"

  4. June 2007
  5. Martin Costa rated Exploring the Laguna Del Laja

  6. Martin Costa rated Paddling Torres del Paine's Rio Serrano

  7. Martin Costa rated Paddling the Fiords of the Pumalin Park

  8. May 2007
  9. Martin Costa reviewed Paddling Torres del Paine's Rio Serrano in Magallanes, Chile

    Declared Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO in 1978, the Torres del Paine National Park, (located in the Chilean Patagonia) in internationally renowned as one of the most beautiful, unspoiled and remote places of the planet. In southern border of the park …"

  10. Martin Costa reviewed Paddling the Fiords of the Pumalin Park in Los Lagos, Chile

    The Pumalin Park is one of the largest private parks of the world, comprising 800 thousand acres of temperate, old growth rainforest in Northern Patagonia, protecting 3.000 thousand year old trees and unique biological features. You will paddle this incr…"

  11. Martin Costa reviewed Exploring the Laguna Del Laja in Biobío, Chile

    This alpine lake was formed by an eruption of the adjacent Antuco volcano. Its turquoise waters are warm in summer despite the 7.000 ft above sea level of this lake that drains underground to form a spectacular spring amidst a scoria dominated landscape…"