• Hiking & Trekking
  • Discovering Araucania

    The Araucania region in northern Patagonia was named after the fantastical Monkey Puzzle Tree – or Araucaria. We noticed these interesting conifers with their cylindrical branches suddenly studding the landscape while our bus creeped into Pucón. They were surrounding the many lakes and volcanoes of the region. We were reaching the northern borders of Patagonia […]

  • Travel
  • Carretera Austral

    The Carretera Austral – or Ruta 7- is a long and winding gravel road in Southern Chile that starts in Puerto Montt and leads all the way south to Villa O’Higgins. It runs along mountains, rivers, lakes and fjords for a distance of over 1300km. The road was only built in the 1980’s and took […]

  • Travel
  • El Chaltén

    El Chalten is Argentina’s self declared trekking capital. This tiny mountain town was only built in the 80’s as a means to settle the perpetual border dispute with Chile. Nowadays, it mostly serves as a gateway to Los Glacieres National Park. The town certainly doesn’t lack in charm. We arrived after only half a day […]

  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Huemul Circuit

    We had heard a lot about the Huemul trek before we arrived in El Chaltén. It seemed to be one of the more remote and challenging treks in the area – with less people on the hike than most other trails around busy El Chalten. We needed to prove we had the required climbing harness […]

  • Hiking & Trekking
  • Isla Navarino

    People that claim that Ushuaia is the end of the world clearly haven’t visited la Isla Navarino. It is a truly remote place that remains unspoilt from big tourism, unlike the former. The island is located south from Ushuaia – seperated by the Beagle Channel – and is mostly known for hosting the southernmost trek […]

  • Travel
  • Hola, Patagonia

    We’ve always had Patagonian dreams but it’s such a remote place to get to. After our grand tour of the Far North, we figured that we finally had the appropriate amount of time to do Patagonia justice and headed off. We arrived in sunny Buenos Aires mid November. We spent our time planning our trip […]