Category: Epic Adventures

Epic Adventures Los Glaciares

Trekking deep into the wilderness of Los Glaciares

There are few moments I’m happier than when I’m hiking far off the beaten track, communing with Mother Nature and testing myself against the elements. Patagonia offers plenty of scope for just that, not least among the wilds of Los Glaciares National Park. One of the most extreme hikes it’s possible to do there is […]

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Aysen Epic Adventures

Where in the world? Test yourself with our Aysen quiz

There are certain buzzwords that come up time and again when people start talking about Aysen in Chile: wilderness, untouched, epic and raw.  These are all great ways of describing the landscapes you can encounter in this little-visited part of Patagonia, but one thing they don’t capture is just how diverse this region is. Aysen […]

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Epic Adventures Los Glaciares

Hiking the Huemul Circuit in Los Glaciares

Los Glaciares National Park is packed with beautiful day hiking trails. From the mountain town of El Chaltén, you can set out on any number of brilliant hikes from the door of your hotel to enjoy the spectacular Fitz Roy Massif, while returning to sleep in a cosy bed at night. But there are plenty […]

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Epic Adventures

Choosing Your Luxury Oasis in the Atacama Desert

In the remote northern reaches of Chile – far from the granite peaks and glaciers of Patagonia – exists a landscape that can only be described as otherworldly. Here in the Atacama, often hailed as the driest desert on Earth, you’ll encounter towering volcanoes, sprawling salt flats, iridescent lagoons, and one of starriest skies in […]

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Epic Adventures

Wildlife watching in Peninsula Valdes

For most people, Patagonia conjures up images of dramatic mountain ranges draped in glaciers and plains of pampa sweeping endlessly into the horizon. But Patagonia’s Atlantic coast shows another face of this amazing region: a wild coast that’s perfect for wildlife watching. I headed to Peninsula Valdes to find out more, on the look out […]

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Epic Adventures Los Glaciares

Ice hiking on Perito Moreno glacier

In Patagonia, the draw of Perito Moreno glacier is hard to escape. Its giant frozen cliffs reach more than 60 metres high over a giant lake, an immense river of ice flowing unstoppably down from the mountains. Along with the iconic Fitz Roy mountain range, it is one of the two great draws for Argentina’s […]

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Cruise Epic Adventures

Adventure cruising among the glaciers of the Chilean Fjords

I’ve lived in Puerto Natales for some time, so I’m used to seeing ships come and go from the port here to explore the fjords but I had never taken one myself. For me, glaciers had always been something to explore by foot rather than by boat, so I was excited about seeing those that […]

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Epic Adventures Los Glaciares

Expedition trekking on the Southern Patagonian Ice Field

‘We were like buffalo charging straight into the storm,’ was how one of my trekking companions described it. We were halfway through our week-long expedition, roped together as we picked our way across a glacier. Behind us, a black cloud was descending, whipped into menacing swirls by a ferocious wind. Ahead of us the air […]

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