Despite the awesomeness of Patagonia our favourite treks have been the ones we did in the Peruvian Andes back in November. Something about being isolated in these rugged and harsh landscapes manages to raise stoke levels just a touch higher than when we were hiking amongst more spectacular Patagonian peaks but surrounded by other hikers. […]Read more "Ausangate: Trekking around a Sacred Mountain"
Our high altitude Bolivian adventure continued as we rolled into one of the highest towns on earth. Potosi, sitting pretty at 4,000m. This town does have some picturesque colonial buildings from back in its Spanish hay day but other than that it’s not too different from other Andean towns. Throw it back to the 1600s […]Read more "High Times: Part Two of our Bolivian Adventure"
Crossing the border into Bolivia was a good feeling, we both had the sense that we were going to love this country. The changes from Argentina were apparent almost immediately, namely the cheap prices and people speaking at what felt like half speed compared to Argentina. A welcome relief. We spent two days catching our […]Read more "Salar de Uyuni: a photo recap"
Our last stop in Patagonia was the Argentinian Lakes District, although some may argue it is its own separate entity from Patagonia. The main hub of this area is Bariloche, a seemingly Alps-esque town on the edge of Lago Nahuel Huapi known for its ski resorts, breathtaking mountain and lakes scenery and for some reason […]Read more "Everything We Could Ask For in Bariloche"
Wishing we could have stayed for weeks or even months longer, we hesitantly boarded a bus from El Chaltén heading north, continuing our journey through Argentinian Patagonia. Next up on the hit list was a trip to a little known spot called Piedra Parada for some climbing. Little known to the masses at least, but […]Read more "Piedra Parada: Argentina’s Dirtbag Heaven"
We’re back with another post about trekking…woooo! Our third trek in under three weeks after arriving in Patagonia and one we were still very excited about, despite beginning to feel the effects of so many miles under foot. Some amigos we had met on the O Circuit told us about this trek near El Chaltén. […]Read more "Huemul Circuit: A trip to the Southern Ice Field"
One trek down and we didn’t let much time pass before ticking off another. From Torres del Paine on the Chilean side of Patagonia, we crossed over to Argentina, bypassed El Calafate and the famous calving Perito Moreno glacier, ending up in El Chalten by the end of the day. We set up our tent […]Read more "Trekking around the Fitz"