The largest desert in Argentina, Patagonian Desert experiences a rain shadow effect from its proximity to the Andes in the west.
"We travelled 550km from Bariloche to Valchetawhere we asked Ruben Castillo to guide us to the Meseta of Somuncurá.He suggested to visit Antonio Epul (a Mapuche* settler). We had to climb 80km to his site. The last 30 at the step of a man. There he kindly allowed us to load the sand from his territory. We gave him a box with the best chocolates from Bariloche.Ruben and Antonio are happy to know that the Mini-mill machine will be able to start to work, so all the wool-producers of the region will be benefited." Manu Rapoport