Dominik Birk

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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...

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.

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...