7. Kaweskar

Chile

7. Kaweskar

Country: Chile

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Team Members: Aberlado Escalona (C), Claudio Wistuba, Dennis Alarcon, Nelson Diaz

Average Age: 29.5

    Team Kaweskar, the 2016 Patagonian Expedition Race’s only Chilean team, is eager to represent their home country in the challenge to come. Named after the Kaweskar tribe, an indigenous nomadic group based in the Brunswick Peninsula, the group of Patagonian army comrades pays homage to their land’s history.

   They will also try to improve on their personal histories with the race. Captain Aberlado Patricio Escalona Parra and his returning teammate, Nelson Patricio Diaz Castillo, competed together in PER’s 2013 edition. In that effort, they got stuck in a blizzard and had to spend a freezing night on the Tyndall Glacier. They were ultimately forced to retire after checkpoint 3. This year, however, they’re coming back with more training and a better understanding of the task at hand, and will be accompanied by fellow Chilean-army members Claudio Fernando Wistuba Ojeda and Dennis Abigail Alarcon Lican. When interviewed, Aberlado said he feels they’ve learned from errors of the past and converted those errors into strengths.

Name: Aberlado Patricio Escalona Parra (Captain)

Age: 29

Hometown: Punta Arenas, Chile

Nationality: Chilean

Occupation: Public Employee

PER Experience: 2013 (8th)

Name: Claudio Fernando Wistuba Ojeda

Age: 29

Hometown: Punta Arenas, Chile

Nationality: Chilean

Occupation: Public Employee

PER Experience: First Edition

Name: Dennis Abigail Alarcon Lican

Age: 27

Hometown: Punta Arenas, Chile

Nationality: Chilean

Occupation: Public Employee

PER Experience: First Edition

Name: Nelson Patricio Diaz Castillo

Age: 33

Hometown: Punta Arenas, Chile

Nationality: Chilean

Occupation: Public Employee

PER Experience: 2013 (8th)

Kaweskar PER 2013
Kaweskar Abelardo 2013
Kaweskar PER 2013
Kaweskar PER 2013
Kaweskar Abelardo 2013
Kaweskar PER 2013
Kaweskar Abelardo 2013

Patagonian Expedition Race Experience

KAWESKAR HISTORY
YearPlaceTimeMembers
20138thPC 03Jaime Salazar
Abelardo Escalona
Nelson Díaz
Valentina Requesens
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