Diego RodriguezDiego Rodriguez
Born and raised in Bariloche, Argentina, Diego has always lived within 100 km of the Manso valley. A true renaissance man, Diego maintains many facets to his life. He owns a hostel in the center of Bariloche where he also distributes kayaking equipment. During the summer, he operates his local white water rafting business in Nahuel Huapi National Park of Patagonia on the upper sections of the Rio Manso. In the winter, he is a member of the Mountain Rescue Team of Club Andino Bariloche, Argentina. With a Ph.D. in Physics, Diego has worked on projects involving hydrogen storage in alloys for fuel cell vehicles and is currently working on toxic waste management systems for city-related bio-hazardous materials. Balancing many activities, somehow Diego has found time to become an expert kayaker and pioneer numerous first descents in Argentina including sections of the Rio Manso.