Luciano Bernacchi


Luciano “Luqui” lives & works in the beautiful mountains & glaciers of Patagonia for the last 20 years. He has a wealth of experience in adventure travel and eco-tourism; leading groups, guiding and lecturing. From expeditions across the Patagonian Ice-Field and Ice Walks on the Perito Moreno Glacier to treks in Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego, Luciano has been working as a mountain guide, ski guide, tour leader, naturalist guide, and birding guide across Argentina and in many other countries throughout the past 20 years.
Birding and glaciers are his two main passions, a keen birder since a very early age, and many years of experience working around, on, under, and close to glaciers. Luciano is based in Los Glaciers National Park, Patagonia, Argentina and works as Director and board member of Glaciarium/Museo del HieloPatagonico – the largest and one of the very few Glacier museums in the world.
Luqui as most people call him, has been working in both Polar regions extensively, sharing his passion for ice, glaciers & wildlife. Luciano has been certified in a variety of specialties: as Ski Patrol with extensive training in skiing, snow safety, avalanche awareness and first aid; as a Birding Guide by Argentina’s National Ornithological Society, as a Mountain Guide and Climbing Instructor (Rock & Ice) by the Argentina Mountain Guide Association and Buenos Aires Alpine Club respectively; also by Argentina’s Coast Guard to operate sailboats, and small vessels. Luciano’s diverse jobs and interests have taken him to many destinations and wilderness areas around the world.

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