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 2-post series I intend to provide some answers to this question.
- Part #1 Planning @ Home considers the planning and preparation tasks I executed before I went on the desert hike. I will primarily discuss the different tools that are available – mostly web based.
- Part #2 Navigation @ Tour focuses on some technical aspects in order to use the outcome of Part #1 during the trip.
Continue reading An Extensive Planning Guide for Desert Hikes – Part 1
In March 2016, I spent some time in the “Torres del Paine National Park” (TdP) in Chile. The park offers plenty of possibilities for hiking and a well maintained hiking infrastructure.
Continue reading Torres del Paine – The Place to Hike?
There it was – the mixed feeling of fascination, motivation, respect, excitement, joy and fear. It was August 2016 and I stood in the middle of a dirt road close to the town of Peine, approximately 100 km south of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Food for roughly 2 weeks and 22 liters of water were stowed on my hiking trailer.
Continue reading Crossing the Andes by Foot via Paso Socompa – 250 km of Desert Solitude
Since I couldn’t find any proper source with some basic information around packrafting the Palena, I intend to close this gap with this post. Within the packrafting scene, several people already did the Palena but solid information that is public and accessible in a centralized way is still missing.
Continue reading Packrafting Rio Palena until the Pacific
Horses on Trail towards Lago Palena
View from Lago Verde towards North
View close to the Border to Chile – Futaleufu
View on Rio Pico
Packrafts near Rio Pico
Packrafting on Rio Pico
Continue reading Lago Palena Hiking – Packrafting Rio Pico