Dominik Birk

Introduction In Part 1 of this blog posting series, we covered the aspects of planning a desert hiking trip at home. We discussed the different tools and techniques that are available...

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I didn’t know Sarah Marquis before I went off to hike the deserts of Bolivia, Chile and Argentina – shame on me, I should have come across her book “Deserts d’Altitude”...

Introduction After returning from the desert in South America, I received the same question from several people : “How do you plan and prepare yourself for such a trip?”. In this...

Below you will find a collection of inspiring quotes I collected during my preparation stage for crossing the high deserts of the Altiplano in southwest Bolivia as well as the Andes...