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
Packrafts near Rio Pico
View on Rio Pico
View close to the Border to Chile – Futaleufu
Packrafting on Rio Pico
View from Lago Verde towards North
Horses on Trail towards Lago Palena
Continue reading Lago Palena Hiking – Packrafting Rio Pico