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Federico Gargiulo

Guide & Historian

Born in Rosario in 1980, Federico Gargiulo graduated from Universidad del Salvador in 2002 with a Bachelor’s 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 of the world of literature. After travelling 500 km on foot through the island, his first book was born: Huellas de Fuego, relatos de una expedición al Fin de la Tierra (2007) which was translated into English, French, German, and Portuguese. In 2008, he founded the publishing house Südpol, specialized in travel literature, of which he is the publisher. Among his personal preferences (certainly varied), he enjoys dancing tango, reading anything related to History, travels and expeditions to the the polar regions.

His first contact with the polar regions was in Antarctica in the year 2006, when he embarked aboard Bark Europa, a three-masted sailing ship, as a sailor. Since then, he has been involved in expeditions not only to the White Continent, but also to the Arctic regions. 

He is fluent in Spanish, English, and can also speak German and a little bit of French.