Manuel grew up in the South of Chile in the Lake District (Region de los Lagos). His thing was hiking and biking through the mountains of Northern Patagonia. In his twenties he studied in the USA for 4 years on a scholarship for soccer, but always closely connected to nature and enjoying the variety of sports you can practice in it. He joined The Patagonian BaseCamp for the first time in 2019 spending his first months working at the El Escondido, helping and learning from Exequiel multiple abilities to build and maintain the camps.
During the season he managed TempleCamp and helped with whatever was needed in BaseCamp and the other camps.
This coming season Manuel will be mostly in charge of TempleCamp, helping out the guides and making sure that the anglers have the best time of their lives while in that magical place on Rio Figueroa.