Welcome to Estancia El Cóndor
Even for Patagonia this landscape seems oversized – from the massive turquoise lake (known as O’Higgins on its Chilean side), to the 13 kinds of orchids and craggy cliffs where condors wheel on the wind.
The estancia occupies a curious footnote in Patagonian history. Its puesto (homestead) La Nana was home to an infamous Brit named Jimmy Radburn, who kidnapped a Tehuelche woman named Juana (with her consent – she had already been sold off by her father to pay a gambling debt) and came to this ultra-remote spot at the turn of the 20th century to raise a family. At the time of research La Nana was only accessible by a day-long hike or ride from the main casco (ranch house).