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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 south end.

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 one season on board the M/V Ushuaia.

He is fluent in Spanish, English and German"