Author: Tom Ludwig

Tom is never happier than when he is hiking, kayaking or skiing which makes him the perfect person to advise our customers on getting the most out of those three activities in Patagonia.

Joining the Swoop team in 2016, he combines a passion for everything outdoors with a desire to help customers to find the right trip for them. Visiting Patagonia in the winter of 2017, Tom will be exploring the ranges of Torres del Paine and Fitz Roy, searching out the best places to stay and undoubtedly enjoying some of that infamous Patagonian hospitality.


An Englishman in Patagonia: book review

In ‘An Englishman in Patagonia’, John Pilkington beautifully details his eight-month backpacking trip, south from Santiago, winding his way along the Andes, through the heart of Patagonia to the end of the world in Ushuaia, before heading back up the Argentine coastline. Spurred on by the tales of legendary adventurers such as Ferdinand Magellan, Captain […]

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To guide, or not to guide…

Many of our customers visit Patagonia to enjoy the extensive variety of hiking trails in Torres del Paine, Los Glaciares, Tierra del Fuego and further north towards the Lake District. They will often ask us “why should I use a guide?”. It’s fair to say that most of the walks are well marked in the […]

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