Guide & Historian
Born in Rosario, Argentina, Federico Gargiulo graduated from Universidad del Salvador in 2002 with a degree in Tourism. Since then, he has spent most of his life in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, where he works as a guide in different areas. In these cold latitudes, he became very fond of trekking and mountain climbing as well as the world of literature.
After travelling 500 km on foot through the island of TIerra del Fuego, his first book was born: Fire Walking, which was translated into French, German, and Portuguese. In 2008, he founded the publishing house Sudpol, specialized in travel literature, of which he is the publisher. His first contact with Antarctica was in 2006, when he embarked aboard Bark Europa, a three--‐masted sailing ship, as a sailor. He also worked on other vessels in Antarctica.
Among his personal preferences (certainly varied), he enjoys dancing tango, reading anything related to history, travels and expeditions to the south end and to the high Arctic. He is fluent in Spanish, English and German, and he is also learning French.