This winter Josh Beckner, Jared Spaulding and Dave Anderson will spend a month traveling and climbing in a previously unexplored region of Patagonia called the Pirate Valley. The Pirate Valley is located on the spine of the Andes Mountains in Argentina. The goal of the expedition is to climb El Lonko a 2000-3000 foot virgin granite wall. The expedition will access the region by traveling first by boat, then horse and finally by foot as they bushwhack through the ancient Valdivian forests to establish a base camp at the base of the unclimbed walls in the Pirate Valley. The team then has three weeks to establish a route up the steep granite peak before rafting back to civilization down the dangerous crossing Rio Turbio.