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Scouting the land of flamingos

Flamingos over Salar de Pedernales, Cordillera de Domeyko, Atacama Desert, ChileOn my way from the desert town of Iquique to the glaciers of Patagonia thousands of kilometers south I could not resist scouting Southern Atacama Desert and Altiplano around Nevados Tres Cruces, Ojos del Salado, and Lastarria volcanoes. It is a spectacular area I must come back to, but my agenda for a few lifetimes is already full. So what do I do now? Should I start planning expeditions for my grandchildren? I will let them see these pictures first.

Photo: Flamingos over Salar de Pedernales, Cordillera de Domeyko, Atacama Desert, Chile

Packrafting in Patagonia

Packrafting in Patagonia, Glacier Gualas, Northern Patagonian Icefield, Patagonia, Aysen, Chile34 days, 2 people, 1-person tent, 294km paddling and hiking, 60kg of equipment, 6kg body weight lost, no food drop, no logistical support. Three beautiful glaciers, unlimited icebergs, stormy fiords, peaceful lakes, deep valleys, whitewater rivers, wind, rain, subzero temperatures, mud, impenetrable forest, marshlands, gigantic salmon, playful dolphins, wild ferrets, leeches, vultures, campfires, isolation, tranquility, places without human footprints … Patagonia.

Photo: Packrafting in front of Glacier Gualas, Northern Patagonian Icefield, Patagonia, Aysen, Chile