Category: Road-tripping

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Looking out over Villa O'Higgins 5

The Carretera Austral North

After a few days of intermittent rain, I’m happy to see perfect blue skies when I begin moving North from Villa O’Higgins. My fishing gear is all-but useless, so I camp with a hardcore...

The refuge above Villa O'Higgins 0

The Carretera Austral South

I’ve met more than a few overlanders who call The Carretera Austral (also called Route 7) in far Southern Chile the most beautiful road in the world – obviously it’s been on my radar...

No idea what this strange bird is... 2

Miscellaneous Misadventures

Immediately after visiting the Perito Moreno Glacier, Sonny and I race around to hike the magic little peak of Cerro Crystal. The view from the top of the solid uphill climb shows a different...

Reflections on the lake 2

Glacier Perito Moreno

The sheer size of Perito Moreno glacier – 30km long, 5km wide and 60 meters high – is surprisingly not the reason so many people flock here. In a world where glaciers seem to...

Glacier Tunel, another giant 4

Hiking to The Southern Patagonian Ice Field

Upon our return from Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, we cook lunch and rest for an hour in El Chaltén before we re-supply with food from the Jeep, register at the rangers’ office and...

Ready to get back into the mountains 2

The Mountains, Around

I’m out hiking and camping in the wilderness right now, and can’t seem to find time to sort through the hundreds of photos I’m taking. Here are a few of the mountains I’m now...

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