Rex Bryngelson


Rex is the owner and founder of Originally from Minnesota, Rex guided wilderness trips in Alaska for many years before being lured to Chile  in 1988 as a whitewater river guide on the famed Rio Bio Bio with Sobek Expeditions. Soon afterwards Rex began guiding fly fishermen in Chileís remote Patagonian region of Aysen and is recognized a pioneer of that now flourishing industry. His many years of outdoor experience in Patagonia, Alaska and throughout North and South America make him fully capable of leading just about any type of wilderness adventure. Rex holds a bachelor's degree in Geology from Humboldt State University.

Rex has a 35-year background in photography and his images and writing have appeared in publications such as: National Geographic Adventure, Sports Illustrated, Field and Stream, Fly Rod & Reel, Paddler Magazine and in ads and catalogs for companies such as Patagonia, Wilderness Travel and Mountain Travel/Sobek. 

Rex began his fly fishing lodge in Patagonia, La Posada de los Farios (The Inn of the Brown Trout) in 1994 and continues to operate the lodge with his family during the summer months. is his latest venture which is intended to allow him to further pursue and develop his other life-long passion of Photography. Rex is fluent in "Chilean" Spanish (unique in its own right!) and this combined with his intimate knowledge of Patagonia's geography, natural history and people make him an ideal guide.   Contact Rex directly:

Local Guides We Use:

Andre Labarca - Torres del Paine, Chile

Andre is a highly sought after trekking guide and an accomplished mountaineer who made his way to Patagonia 18 years ago and never left. He has participated in many climbing expeditions throughout Patagonia, including several first ascents, and has summited all 3 of the famed "Towers" in Torres del Paine. (Here on the summit of Torre Sur). Andre was born in the USA but, grew up in Santiago, Chile. 

He is highly knowledgable about all things Patagonia and our clients often refer to him as the walking encyclopedia. His love and enthusiasm for the region is highly contagious.  Although Andre doesn't consider himself a photographer per se, his vast understanding of the geography, natural history, wildlife, and people of Patagonia, and the specifics of what photographers are looking for, means he'll put you in the right locations at the right times for getting great images.   

Diego Punta Fernandez - Fitzroy, Argentina

Diego (40) lives in El Chalten, Argentina at the base of the Fitzroy Range and is an active birder, naturalist guide and professional photographer. 

Growing up in Buenos Aires, Diego studied Photography and Natural History before moving to Patagonia in 1998. He is an enthusiastic member of Aves Argentinas (BirdLife in Argentina) and makes several trips each year searching out birds in Argentina's Santa Cruz Province and is involved with many other conservation projects throughout Argentina. Diego has published several high quality photographic guides on the flora, fauna and geography of Patagonia and Antarctica through his company 

Diego was on the staff at Los Glaciares National Park for 4 years and is now an independent licensed trekking guide and certified First Responder, leading trekking, birding, and photographic trips throughout Southern Patagonia and more recently in Antarctica as well. Diego is fluent in English, has an enjoyable easy-going style and possesses a truly vast and intimate knowledge of Patagonia that our tour participants greatly appreciate.