While I make my final preparations and bookings for my upcoming trip to Spain and Morocco, I am concurrently wrapping up details for my trekking adventure in Patagonia. After I return from Spain and Morocco, I have about 10 days of down time before I head right back out. On February 5th, I will be setting off on a bucket list adventure to Patagonia.

My trip to Patagonia will be 15 days in duration, and cover both Chilean and Argentinian parts of Patagonia. Accompanying me on this exploration will be my wonderful girlfriend Kalyn. Patagonia has been a trip we have been dreaming about for years, and now in just about two months it will be our reality.

One thing I’m particularly curious about for this trip is the landscape. I recently explored Iceland, which was way up north. The landscape in Iceland was so dramatic and ever-changing– the most unique place I’d ever seen. On the flip side, Patagonia should be just as dramatic, as it is way down south. Because it is situated on the southern tip of South America, Patagonia is the closest region in the world to Antarctica. With this geographic location, we should see a most epic landscape on our journey.

We have some specific adventures planned for Patagonia. For starters, we will be hiking and camping for 5 days in Torres del Paine on what is known as the “W” Trek. Torres del Paine is a national park in Chile, which is known for it’s huge jagged mountains, icy-blue lakes, and massive glaciers. Speaking of massive glaciers, we will be making our way to the Perito Moreno glacier in El Calafate, Argentina. Additionally, we have treks planned near El Chalten, Argentina, to see two of the most famous mountains in the world: Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy.

Patagonia will be an amazing journey to the end of the world, and I cannot wait any longer! I know, that’s a lot of traveling on my plate in the next couple months. But that’s the way I want it. This is what I live for. I am the Modern Magellan after all.

Stay tuned for more trip updates on both of my upcoming adventures. In the mean time, let’s see if we can get some serious snow here in Colorado so I can go shred.

Explore on!

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Mount Fitz Roy (source: wikipedia)

 

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2 Comments

  1. Hello from Cousin Howard:

    Good looking website!

    I’m sure as you head to Patagonia you will pass through Buenos Aires. I spent a week there over a decade ago. It’s an interesting place and was an amazing value then, and now however airfares are much higher these days. I think my round trip was under $500 from DC. I’m still drinking Argentine wine a lot and it’s probably the world capitol of beef. I took a memorable side trip via a very slow boat over the River Plate to Colinia de Sacramento in Uruguay highly recommended. The other memorable thing was taking in a soccer game — they REALLY take it seriously down there with police escorts for fans of the visiting team. Anyway, it’s a cool place. Call me — I’d love to chat about Argentina. I saw nothing of the countryside outside of big BA.

    Also let me know if you ever want books (mostly free) about any place you visit. I’m a big fan of reading before I explore. I’m a book dealer and discard thousands of books every year so I’d be happy to rescue books on any particular subject from my huge discard pile.

    1. Thanks Howard. I appreciate you checking out my site. I do believe I will be missing Buenos Aires, as I am flying in and out of Santiago, Chile. I will be sure to reach out if I need some travel books!

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