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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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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Cruise maritime voyages in Patagonia: Retrace Darwin’s route

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Perhaps the world’s most renowned naturalist is Charles Darwin. Born in Shrewsbury in 1809, Darwin’s ideas would change the face of scientific thought forever. It was Charles Darwin’s voyages in Patagonia that shaped much of his thinking. For instance, it was on these adventures that Darwin formulated his theory of evolution. […]

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Planning your Patagonia holidays: 3 essentials

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Planning for Patagonia holidays this year? Congratulations. You’ve picked the destination of a lifetime and you won’t be disappointed. Patagonia is a beautiful part of the world and there’s no good reason that you won’t have a great time – unless you fail to plan, of course. Ensure that your […]

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5 South America landmarks you can’t miss

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South America is arguably the world’s most beautiful continent when it comes to natural wonders. Pound for pound, South America landmarks can compete with anywhere else on earth. If you’re planning a South American vacation (or just dreaming about it), it’ll help to know a few of the continent’s key […]

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3 Patagonia tours to do before you die

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Patagonia is one of the world’s most beautiful places. Straddling Chile and Argentina, its landforms are untouched and unspoiled. Its got stunning glaciers to mountains so the place is a nature photographer’s dream. That’s not even to mention the wildlife, of course. Penguins, whales and condors are just the tips […]

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Why you need to visit the Patagonia Lake District

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Most readers of this blog know Patagonia quite well. Many have been lucky enough to visit and fall in love with its natural wonders. It’s a beautiful, remote and unique part of the world. Adventurous holidaymakers don’t need much of a reason to hit the seas and go there – any […]

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5 hiking gifts for adventurous loved ones

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Hikers are some of the most adventurous people on earth. There’s something about scaling mountains, climbing rocks and navigating dangerous terrain that attracts risk-takers. These are the sort of people that seek thrills, and consequently, they can be hard to buy gifts for. Do you really think a traditional gift […]

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Why you need a Patagonia Ascensionist Pack

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bSerious hikers and climbers know that the Patagonia Ascensionist Pack is a must-have. Patagonia is a market leader in adventure gear, and it’s a brand that serious adventurers trust. If you’re new to hiking and adventure vacation, it might be time to invest in one of your own. Don’t just […]

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