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Office Staff:
Operations, International & National Sales Team.

Chris Spelius (USA) - Owner

Chris was a 1984 US Olympic Team Kayak Member, a Bronze Medalist in the 1991, World Freestyle Kayak Championship in Wales, England. He has won numerous freestyle, flatwater and slalom events around the United States and the World as a sponsored paddler with Team Dagger. He was also a member of Team Timex during the filming of PaddleQuest in 1995. His last professional freestyle competition and victory came in Norway in 1997. He was a longtime instructor at the Nantahala Outdoor Center and the Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School and worked as a raft guide at Holiday River Expeditions and Grand Canyon Dories (now OARs). His tenure as a kayak instructor has afforded him the opportunity to appear in numerous kayak instructional videos over the years. As a kayak designer for the Dagger Canoe and Kayak Company, Chris designed the Crossfire and the RPM, which went on to become the biggest selling kayak in the history of the sport. Chris' first ever descent of the Niagara Gorge in a kayak which was televised by ABC Sports and garnered him and the sport international attention. In the year 2000, Chris was recognized by Paddler Magazine as one of the Paddler's of the Century for a lifetime of dedication to the sport of whitewater kayaking. Chris is a graduate of the University of Utah.

Chris first visited Chile in 1980 and worked as a raft guide on the Bio Bio River. He later coached whitewater kayaking on a grant from the International Olympic Committee to help develop kayaking as an Olympic sport in Chile. Chris first paddled the Futaleufu River in 1984 and has been personally guiding kayak trips in Chile since the 1985/86 season. While spending more time in the office attending to the operation of his business his zeal for instruction has not diminished. His instructionally philosophy and dedication to excellent instruction permeates the entire Expediciones Chile staff. A complete biography can be found here: Chris Spelius.

Rosi Olave (Chile) - Operations Manager

Born and raised in Chile, Rosi is known for her BEAMING SMILE AND SPIRIT, as well as her organizational skills. She is responsible for getting you to Futaleufú and making sure you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay at our Centro Aventura Lodge. She has the inside track as her best friend runs the local airline. She is also a kayaker.

Dave Carss (Canada) - Sales

A product of the Rocky Mountains and a graduate of the University of Calgary specializing in Finance, Dave has found himself a home away from home in the Chilean Andes. With a passion for travel and an ever-growing knowledge of South America, he’s more than willing to lend a helping hand or offer any advice that could better your travel experience.


Adventure Travel in Chile, Rafting
Patagonia Adventure Travel in Chile. Rafting in Chile & Argentina Rafting .
Torres del Paine and FitzRoy trekking.

Traveling in Chile & Patagonia
Information on traveling in Patagonia Chile. Secrets of Patagonia Tour on our website.

Rafting in Chile
Whitewater rafting in Chile. Rafting from our weatherproof Futaleufu lodge and our whitewater eco camp.
Weather in Patagonia
Information about the weather in Patagonia Climate in Chile & Argentina. Weather forecasts.
Sea Kayaking in Chile
Go Sea Kayaking in Chile from the Andes to the Ocean on Lago Yelcho. Fjords, hotsprings, extinct volcanos, temperate rainforest.

Raft Guide School Thinking about a rafting guide job on the Futaleufu? Check out our whitewater guide school & swiftwater rescue training course.

Fly Fishing in Chile
Go fly fishing in Chile from our ranch or lodge in Chilean Patagonia. Fly fishing trips on Lago Yelcho.
EcoTours in Chile
Custom ecotours in Chile of the Futaleufu valley that include bird watching and nature treks.

Kayak School
Learn the eskimo kayak roll at our kayak school. Receive world class kayak instruction from our paddling school.

University of Futaleufu
Checkout our large group, instructional and corporate team building programs offered every tear..
Futaleufu Information
Information About the Futaleufu River in Patagonia Chile. Futaleufu guidebook of river sections.
Ex Chile Travel Agent Info
Information on traveling in Chile. Travel agent discounts and commisssions.

Patagonia Horseback Riding
Patagonia horseback riding vacations and holidays with with genuine Huasos & Corralero Horses.

Honeymoon Cabin
Our CondorNest Ranchito is the perfect honeymoon cabin located beneath the Tres Monjas towers.
Snow Skiing in Chile Snow skiing in Chile in the spectacular Andes Mountains during the summer months. Office Internship Jobs  
Office internships and employment opportunities in rafting, kayaking and fly fishing & adventure travel offfice.
Canyoning Vacations
Chile canyoning and rappelling vacations.
Chilean Culture Immersion
Experience genuine Chilean Cultural Immersion on our adventure travel horseback riding and trekking vacations.
Kayak Chile Whitewater
Kayak in the spectacular Patagonia
Andes. Kayak Chile whitewater from our spectacular kayak eco camp.
Patagonia Mountain Biking
Experience a genuine Chile Mountain Biking tour through Chilean Patagonia and Argentina.
Rafting en el Río Futaleufú
con las mejores aguas blancas de clase mundial (5,4,3,). Kayak de mar, mountain biking, cabalgatas, sit-on-top kayaking cayoning, caminatas, pesca con mosca y mucho más aventuras podrás encontrar en el corazón de la patagonia Chilena, y desde el comfort de nuestro nativo y caluroso Hotel. Rafting en lel Río Futaleufú en Español.

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