The four day Cabo Froward trek requires exact planned for the tides in order to cross multiple rivers. Some blogger wrote that you should be a “hardcore trekker, crazy or German” to do this hike. Meeting all requirements, it was a perfect match for me! Pouring rain for days turned this into quiet the adventure and a failed river crossing though.
I am kicking off the new “Top Highlights” series with my very first “longer” trip back in 2013 when I was not yet traveling full time. I did manage to get two months of (unpaid) holiday signed off and this trip pretty much laid the foundation for my decision to quit my job in 2014. Traveling through South America for 2 months gave me enough time to explore three countries: Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia. Check this post for my South America Highlights of that area!
It’s time to fill this blog with content again! Let’s start with my latest video from April 2015, making my way from the rainy Fjords in Patagonia to the Island of Chiloé, tracking down the erupting Volcano Calbuco and finally walking and hitch hiking into ash-covered Argentina. All of that in just 12 minutes, in which you will also witness my transition from ridiculously long to very short hair 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »
Unfortunately, my Notebook is neither fixed nor replaced, leaving me unable to edit the new set of pictures from Uruguay. Fortunately though, I had this video already done and just put it online for the public. Join me in my motion pictures through the amazing Torres del Paine W-trek in Chile’s Patagonia, probably one of the best hikes our planet has to offer…Read the rest of this entry »
Capo Froward is the most southern point of mainland South America and it requires good planning for the river crossings during low tide to reach it. Some blogger described that you should be a “hardcore trekking, camping, outdoorsy person (or German)”. It sounded like a perfect match, but due to the massive rainfall before and during the hike, I soon had to accept that mother nature had no plans to let anyone near the cross at the end of the trail…
26/04/2015 Volcan Calbuco remained calm and I was headed to Villa la Angostura in Argentina. The journey involved a lot of hitch hiking and walking through ash-covered landscapes after the eruption, providing a rather uncommon expierence.Read the rest of this entry »
24/04/2015 I was making my way out of Chiloé, pretty excited to see the still erupting volcano Calbuco from the ferry. I would soon get very close in reaching the town of Puerto Varas, without a clue if and when I could make my way towards the border to cross into Argentina.Read the rest of this entry »
22/04/2015 After attending a lecture about Chiloé during the navimag ferry ride, I decided to change my plans and visit the biggest island off central Chile’s coast, known for wooden churches and myths about trolls or ghost ships. While I did not encounter any of those, I was actually stuck because of Volcan Calbuco’s spectacular eruption in nearby Puerto Varas.Read the rest of this entry »
19/04/2015 The 4-day Navimag cruise from Puerto Natales to Puerto Montt is known for it’s amazing views on the Patagonian Fjords and the chance to see blue whales. I was lucky with the whales, but not so much with the weather, leaving me with mostly grey skies and rain. Read the rest of this entry »