Meet Claire: Ecocamp Wildlife Safari Guide


"Torres del Paine is huge, remote, and wild, with unpredictable weather and dramatic scenery. Travel here is like nowhere else on Earth and working here takes dedication and passion. In this new series, we introduce you to the staff working behind the scenes at our fully sustainable ¨alternative hotel¨, EcoCamp Patagonia. This time round we start with EcoCamp Wildlife Safari guide, Claire Hourticq, to find out just what it's like living in such an extreme environment."

By Helen Cordery


When did you start at EcoCamp and what brought you here?

I first got to explore beautiful Torres del Paine when I studied abroad in Chile three years ago. I fell in love with the place and felt that I needed to come back to spend more time in these mountains. After I finally finished my studies, I applied to many places around the National Park, and I feel extremely lucky and proud to now be part of Ecocamp staff for the second season in a row.

What is a day in your life like?

Every day in the park is unique. Different seasons bring different beauty, weather changes constantly, I guide fascinating people from all over the world, and wildlife sightings never stop to amaze me, making every outing special.