Pro packing: Our comprehensive mountain camping checklist

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Mountain camping in Patagonia requires some extra planning compared to a regular weekend in the country. There are several things that you’ll need to take into account when preparing a mountain camping checklist – perhaps most importantly, it’s finding the right balance between safety and weight. Furthermore, what you take […]

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Your hiking first aid kit: The essentials

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When preparing a hiking first aid kit, there are many things that need to be taken into account. Often the solution isn’t to take absolutely everything you can think of; after all, you don’t want to be carrying unnecessary weight. However, you need to be prepared. This will depend on […]

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10 things to do in Bariloche Patagonia

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Situated on the banks of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, Bariloche is the gateway to Patagonia. Bariloche was founded by German settlers, and subsequently, is reminiscent of a quaint alpine town. Today, Bariloche is considered one of the best ski resorts in the Andes, attracting winter sports enthusiasts from far and […]

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Why is it so challenging to sail around Cape Horn?

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An old sailing saying goes, “below 40 degrees latitude, there is no law; below 50, there is no God.” Cape Horn, the southerly headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, is at 56 degrees south – which makes sailing around Cape Horn especially difficult. When gale force winds and huge […]

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Climbing volcanoes: South America countries to visit

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Summiting one of the volcanoes South America countries have to offer is nothing short of a spiritual experience. Volcanoes are some of the most powerful natural phenomena, with incredible destructive and creative potential. When we think of volcanoes, we imagine a mighty mountain spewing ash and lava, decimating everything in […]

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Island xtreme sports in Patagonia: Adventures for the fearless

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The region of Patagonia covers the southern tip of both Argentina and Chile. With frozen glaciers, huge mountains and raging rivers, some of the world’s most breathtaking landscape is in Patagonia. As a result, Patagonia’s network of islands, plains, and mountains is a haven for xtreme sports lovers. Here, we run through […]

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5 handy items for your essential Patagonia adventure kit

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Tent? Check. Hiking boots? Check. Sunscreen? Check. After you’ve got your basics together, packing for a hiking holiday in Patagonia requires planning. First and foremost, the weather can be very changeable. Therefore, layers are key. However, if you’re undertaking tough hikes like the W trek, packing light is paramount. But […]

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