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Skiing Patagonia's Rio Baker, part 1

Molly Baker reports from a ski mission near the Rio Baker in Chilean Patagonia

Originally Published: September 8, 2011
By Molly Baker | ESPN.com

After five minutes of listening to a National Public Radio report on an approved hydroelectric project near the Northern Ice Field in Patagonia, I knew I had to go there. Instead of skiing South America's Las Leņas, Valle Nevado, Bariloche, and Portillo, pro skier Zack Giffin and I decided to head further south into the wilderness of Patagonia.

We recently arrived in Buenos Aires and after a 20-hour bus trip and driving nearly 1,000 miles on Argentina's only thoroughfare ...

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