Tomorrow, February 25, 2012, marks the beginning of the 7th Edition of the 4 Refugios Personal 2012 “Copa Makalu” Adventure Race in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina. Hosted by Club Andino Bariloche, this two-day adventure race covers some 80 km/50 miles of mountain trails through the Andean wilderness of Argentine Patagonia, stopping by four of the classic refugios (backcountry huts) of the region: Frey, Jakob, Lopez, and Laguna Negra (aka ‘Italia’). The event’s record number of 330 participants will be crossing the starting gate Saturday morning, departing from the Cerro Catedral ski resort, en route to Colonia Suiza via Refugio Frey and Refugio Jakob. The second day of the race will begin the following day, Sunday, February 26, starting and finishing in Colonia Suiza, after running up to Refugio Lopez and traversing the cordillera to Refugio Laguna Negra.
For more details, visit Club Andino Bariloche’s 4 Refugios website (translated to English): click here. Check out their promo video below: