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Camilo Rada

He holds a degree in Astronomy, an Ms.C. in Geophysics and currently he works as Glaciologist at the University of Magallanes, Chile. He has conducted several research projects in Patagonia, Yukon and Antarctica.

He produced the fist assessment regarding astronomy telescopes placed on the highest summits on Antarctica, and was also part of the mapping project of The Omega Foundation, building the fist detailed topographical map of the High Sentinel Range in Antarctica. In recognition to his contribution to the area, the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (US-ACAN) named after him a 4.001 meters high summit: Rada Peak, fist climbed by him.

On his MSc. the thesis he developed a new remote sensing technique to extract topographic information from shadows on satellite imagery. Later, while working at CECs, participated in the development of the Chilean National Glacier Strategy, and in several other glaciological studies on Chilean and Antarctic glaciers.

He created the company ExpeNews, awarded by CORFO with start-up capital for innovation by offering communication solutions for expeditions in remote areas.

As mountaineer and climber, Camilo has reached more than 180 summits, mainly on the Chilean Andes, Patagonia and Antarctica, but also in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Canada, USA, Greenland and the Himalayas. Including 25 absolute first ascents.

He has been member and leader of several expeditions in Antarctica (9) and Patagonia (18), then accumulating more than 1,300 effective field days.

He has climbed dozens of classic climbs on western Canada (BC and Yukon) and the USA. But he has focused most of his efforts on Patagonian and Antarctic climbs.

Among his main achievements, we can mention the winter ascent of Mounts San Valentin and San Lorenzo (first), the two highest summits of Patagonia, and the first winter ascent of Mount Paine Grande (third absolute), the highest summit of the Paine massif and southern Patagonia.

The south faces of Mounts Meson Alto, San Francisco and Arenas. Mount Alto de los Leones, Punta Zanzi, Saint-Exupery needle and Mount Fitz Roy by its NW ridge.

On the Patagonian Ice fields, he made the first ascents of Cerro Largo, Falso Ilse and Reclus Volcano. And reached a point 50 meters below the summit of Cerro Buracchio, unclimbed at the time and finally climbed for the first time in 2014.

e was part of the first close exploration of the remote Cordón Aysén in the Northern Patagonian Icefield, where he was part of the first ascent of Mount Enroque.

In 2014, he made the first ascent of Aguilera Volcano, the last big unclimbed volcano of the Andes, hidden in the most remote corner of the South Patagonian Icefield.

Further south in Patagonia on the remote Cordillera de Sarmiento, he made the first ascent of Mounts Trono and Alas de Angel, the range's second and third highest summits.

In Tierra del Fuego he made three first ascents on Cordon Navarro and on 2013 the second absolute ascent to Mount Sarmiento, the most emblematic mountain of Tierra del Fuego, after 57 years of the first ascent in spite of more than 22 expeditions that had attempted this remote summit since then.

In Antarctica, he has climbed more of its highest summits than anyone else in the world. That includes Mount Vinson and the first ascents of Mounts Anderson (4.143 m), Giovinetto (4.074 m), Rutford (4.477 m, the highest unclimbed Antarctic mountain at that time), and Morris (3.700 m).

Opening also a new route on Mount Shinn, Antarctica's third highest summit.

He has been also on the Himalayas, climbing Mount Baruntse (7,220 m) within others.

On August 2015, he made the first ascent of Mount Malaspina, on the St. Elias Range, Yukon, the highest unclimbed mountain of North America at the time.


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