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Who is ESCAPE?

Since the first time I saw images of Chilean mountains and rivers at age 10, I always wanted to travel and experience the wild landscape of Chile.  Those images inspired me to learn to whitewater kayak, and they had me dreaming of international travel.

After years of kayaking and honing my skills on the rivers of North and Central America, I finally made my dream a reality in 2005, and I traveled with a group of friends from the USA all over the south of Chile and Argentina, looking for whitewater rivers and adventure along the way.  I fell in love with the people, the culture, the food and the endless recreational opportunities.  Before I knew it, I was living and working in Pucon with Ema and Rodrigo at Kayak Pucon, the area’s premier kayak instruction and guide service.  In 7 years, I returned to Chile 5 times.  Each time I went back, I felt a stronger connection to the country.

Now, after 15 years of kayaking and guiding on rivers around the world, I am excited to be able to share this experience through my very own adventure tourism business here in my favorite place in the world, Curarrehue, Chile.  I hope you will come and live the magic of this place and its rivers with our professional, experienced guides.  I invite you to <ESCAPE> with us!

LJ enoying the river with his good friend Rodrigo Tuschner. photo by Rodrigo Tuschner.


LJ Groth

Owner / Operator