Monthly Archives: February 2014

Headed to the Carratera Austral on the Ruta 40 & 41

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We had to have an extra days rest in Natales after our big hike and the other guys had a day to see the glacier at Perito Moreno, which we had already seen and so we were a day behind them.… Read the rest

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Puerto Natales and Torres del Paines

Now for an easy 247 km to Puerto Natales.

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We ran into the Malaysian team again on the road and Faizal Sukree took some great photos of us.

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It’s a small town so we eventually met up with 10 of the 12 riders from the ferry ride for a Parilla dinner.… Read the rest

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Headed North to Punta Arenas

Well what an epic trip so far! Now north again to the Careterra Austral! But first lets get out of Ushuaia! Today we headed back 215 km to Rio Grande for the night.

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The next day we went the very windy 80 km to the border at San Sebastian.… Read the rest

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Adelie Penguins, a Polar plunge, and cape Horn

Today we had a special treat as we had been informed that a colony of Adelie Penguins was near by. They are not normally found this far north.

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The Adelie have a black beak and a white ring around the eye and they are smaller than their Gentou and Chin strap cousins.… Read the rest

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Argentine Islands

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Today we say a ton on whales and then we visited the Ukrainian Vernadsky Base. Where they do research on the hole in the Ozone layer. They have the southernmost souvenir shop in the world and a fully functional bar. They brew their own hooch for 3$ a shot.… Read the rest

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Penguins, Ice, and Camping


The afternoon was spent checking out the penguins and then Zodiac touring the ice. There were so many crab eater seals on the fast ice (sea ice attached to the shore) it was amazing. We hiked to see the views of Mount Francais and viewed it thru the old observatory window.… Read the rest

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Base Brown and Port Lockroy

Today we spent the morning at Paradise Bay and the Argentinean Base Brown.

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We passed a Chilean Base located of course near the Argentinean base.

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At Base Brown we hiked up for an amazing vista.

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They had a luge track to slide down.… Read the rest

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The first landing in the Aitcho Islands

After 2 easy days at sea we awoke to almost flat calm water.


After breakfast we had the first sighting of land!




We had made such good time we got a bonus landing in the Aitcho islands.





So excited to make landfall in Antarctica!… Read the rest

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A Dream Come True….Antarctica and amazing weather

Staying in La Posta Hostel is a dream. It was recommended to us by lots of riders including Annaleen and Uli who we hosted in Vancouver on their way from Ushuia to Alaska.



We have a few days here before we leave for Antarctica to tour around.… Read the rest

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