RSS

Tag Archives: Patagonia

Video from Argentina, Patagonia Part 1

#88_argentina_elchalten_piedrasblancas

A lot of stuff happened back in March 2015 during my two weeks of hiking in the El Chaltén region in the Argentinean portion of Patagonia. In this first part, you will see El Calafate, the hikes to Laguna de los Tres, Laguna Torres, Loma de las Pizarras and finally, the first half of the hike to Paso del Cuadrado until we got stuck in a snowstorm and had to put up an emergency shelter at Laguna Piedras Blanca.

Read the rest of this entry »

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 4th October 2015 in Travel, Video

 

Tags: ,

Live #70, Glacier Perito Moreno, Argentina

#91_argentina_peritomoreno23/03/2015 I was finished with all the hikes in El Chaltén, but had one more item on my bucket list near close-by El Calafate: Glacier Perito Moreno, one of the few growing glaciers in Patagonia. I knew it would be super touristy, but everyone I’ve met told me to go there nevertheless and I was not disappointed to do so. It was a perfect sunny day and the temperatures caused a lot of huge ice blocks to fall of the roughly 74m high glacier. You can see one of those video clips in this live update, while the complete video will come in a couple of months. Read the rest of this entry »

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 23rd August 2015 in RTW, Travel

 

Tags: ,

Live #69, Mirador de la Loma (plus Los Cóndores & Las Águilas), Argentina

#90_argentina_elchalten_loma22/03/2015 I’ve had experienced some truly exciting days on the hike to Paso del Cuadrado, but was still not just yet finished in El Chaltén. After some more bouldering and a really amazing Argentinean Asado in the hostel’s garden, I started my last hikes. While doing the first one to Mirador de la Loma and it’s fantastic views on my own, I was once again joined by the two Julias to summit the easy viewpoints of Los Cóndores & Las Águilas, offering less spectacular, but still very nice views on El Chaltén. Read the rest of this entry »

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 17th August 2015 in RTW, Travel

 

Tags: ,

Live #68, Paso del Cuadrado, Argentina

#89_argentina_elchalten_pasodelcuadrado20/03/2015 We had an adventurous last night sleeping underneath a huge boulder during heavy snowfall and were now set to make our way towards Paso del Cuadrado in perfect sunny weather, once more correctly predicted by the forecast. Unclear if we could make it to the top of the 1850m high mountain pass, we were in good spirits and eager to explore the more distant hiking regions around El Chaltén.

Read the rest of this entry »

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 12th August 2015 in RTW, Travel

 

Tags: ,

Live #67, Laguna Piedras Blanca, Argentina

#88_argentina_elchalten_piedrasblancas19/03/2015 After some rainy days in El Chaltén, I used the upcoming good weather window to start what was supposed to be a four day trek to Paso del Cuadrado. Joined by Rene from the hostel, we knew that the first day would still be rainy; we didn’t know what kind of adventure we would be heading into. Soon after leaving the beaten path, we found ourselves in the middle of a snow storm in freezing temperatures, forcing us to set up an emergency fire at Laguna Piedras Blanca and actually staying the night there as well. For the complete story, keep on reading!

Read the rest of this entry »

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 5th August 2015 in RTW, Travel

 

Tags: ,

Live #66, Loma de Las Pizarras, Argentina

#87_argentina_elchalten_pizzaras14/03/2015 Hiking back from Laguna Torre offered me a little excursion that actually deserves it’s own live update: Climbing Loma de Las Pizarras! The peak granted me with a superb view and I could actually see a bit of Cerro Torre this time too. Some rainbows paired with huge winds that nearly blew me off my feet made up for a great experience.

Read the rest of this entry »

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 30th July 2015 in RTW, Travel

 

Tags: ,

Live #65, Laguna Torre, Argentina

#86_argentina_elchalten_lagunatorre13/03/2015 After a failed attempt to fix my broken camera in El Chaltén, I went out on a hike to Laguna Torre with just the phone camera. The second most popular day hike after Fitz Roy was much less busy and we had great weather too! Just Cerro Torre was always covered in clouds sadly…

Read the rest of this entry »

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 25th July 2015 in RTW, Travel

 

Tags: ,

Live #64, El Chaltén & Laguna de los Tres, Argentina

#85_argentina_elchalten_lagunalostres11/03/2015 My second stop in Patagonia was El Chaltén, truly a paradise for hikers. I reserved two complete weeks for the immense amount of treks there, including the highlight to Paso del Viento. To start off though, I decided to head east first for a 3-day hike towards Paso del Cuadrado. Soon after arriving at Laguna de los Tres, I was forced to turn around… my camera stopped working and it would be a shame if I could only take pictures with my phone in this incredible piece of nature.

Read the rest of this entry »

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 20th July 2015 in RTW, Travel

 

Tags: ,

Live #63, El Calafate, Argentina

#84_argentina_elcalafate08/03/2015 After 126 days of hot climates starting in Mexico last year, it was now finally time to head down all the way to the southern tip of Argentina to enjoy the crisp air of Patagonia during fall season. I booked a flight from Bogotá to El Calafate with a short stop over in Buenos Aires. Finally arriving, huge mountain ranges in the background looked majestically and I couldn’t wait to get out there!

Read the rest of this entry »

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on 17th July 2015 in RTW, Travel

 

Tags: ,