Campo dos Padres

Summary

Campo dos Padres is the last untouched frontier and is located in the wildest region of the Santa Catarina mountain range.
In this inhospitable place and difficult to access are the highest elevations in the state: Morro da Boa Vista (Bela Vista do Ghizoni) with 1827m of altitude, Morro do Chapéu with 1823.49m, and Morro do Campo dos Padres with 1798m.

 

The name is an allusion to the passage of the Jesuits who in the 18th century took refuge in flight from the Spanish missions. The place holds many legends of treasures kept hidden by the priests. It is surrounded by mountains, cliffs, and canyons, and springs from the Canoas and Itajaí-Açu rivers, which form the main hydrographic basins in the state.

 

Difficulty:

• physics: difficult

• technique: moderate

Weather

The climate in the Serra Catarinense is unstable. As it is a higher region, it is usually cooler in the morning and at night, and warmer in the afternoon.

Schedule

Day 1: Departure to Florianópolis and transfer to Bom Retiro

Day 2: transfer to the 25km trail to the refuge

Day 3: sunrise and 12km trail returning to the refuge

Day 4: 25km trail with rescue to Bom Retiro

Day 5: transfer to Florianópolis and departure from the airport for return

What is included?

• Transfer Floripa-Bom Retiro-Floripa
• Transfer to start/end of the track
• Hotel accommodation in Bom Retiro with breakfast
• Breakfast and dinner at the refuge, made in a wood-burning oven
• Transport of meals by porters and horses
• Professional guides with deep experience in remote areas
• Chef
• Adventure insurance
• Dryfit Latitude 51 shirt
• Tracking via satellite 24h and sending positioning to family members.

What is not included?

• Flights

• Drinks

• Trail snacks

• Meals outside the refuge

• Individual equipment

Individual equipment

• Documents and personal medications
• Trekking boot
• 45-liter semi-cargo backpack
• Backpack attack 20 liters
• Waterproof wind cut (pants and blouse)
• Fleece
• Second skin (pants and blouse)
• Trekking pants
• Synthetic socks
• Long sleeve shirt
• Hat with ear protection
• Gloves
• 1.5-liter canteen
• Headlamp
• Comfortable sleeping bag 0°C
• Trail snack for 3 days
• Mug, plate, and cutlery
• Switchblade
• Hygienic material
• Quick-drying towel
• Buff or bandana
• Crocs or slippers
• Sunglasses
• Sunscreen
• Plastic bag for dirty clothes
• Plastic garbage bag
• Toilet paper
• Waterproof bags
• Shit tube