In South Patagonia, below the 50° parallel, the previously limited ice tongues become huge glacier fronts up to 400 metres high. South of the 48° parallel, the Andes Cordillera is covered almost completely by an icecap 400 kilometres long and several tens of kilometres wide. It takes over two months to cross this frozen area from north to south on foot, in absolute solitude, in extreme conditions, exploring a wild land, most of which is not mapped in detail. This adventure is combined with a balloon flight across the Andes at 8,000 metres and a 7,000 metre jump by parapent using oxigen.
Sebastián Álvaro Lomba
Sebastián Alvaro (Madrid 1950) is a journalist, author and film-maker. Since 1984 he has been the production manager of Al Filo de lo Imposible, one of the most successful TV series of TVE. With his team and troupe he travels across the five continents documenting all kind of mountain sports such as climbing, rafting and paragliding. He led his team to Everest and other “eight-thousands” and crossed the Antarctic. He has participated in the Trentofilmfestival with eleven films and to date has shot a hundred documentaries, including El último desafío (1989), Aguas blancas (1990), Tras las huellas (1993), El K-2 (1996), La Torre del pequeño Amin (1998), Annapurna (2000) and El territorio del leopardo (2004).