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Going offshore

Leo Andrade paragliding far off the shore of Iquique, Atacama Desert, ChileWhere else in the world can you take a shore thermal straight up to the cloudbase and then glide kilometers out over the sea, fly back, join vultures for another thermal ride up to the cloudbase, go out over the sea, come back, fly over desert mountains, sea, cloudbase, beach, cloudbase, dunes, cloudbase, mountains, cloudbase, desert, cloudbase, ….? I love Iquique.

Photo: Leo Andrade paragliding far off the shore of Iquique, Atacama Desert, Chile

Return to Ofqui

Rianna Riegelman packrafting between icebergs of the proglaciar lake of Ventisquero San Quintin glacier, Northern Patagonian Ice Field, Aysen, Patagonia, ChileThanks to a cozy cottage of Zapato Amarillo it took us much less time this year to prepare a write up about our last expedition to glaciers of Northern Patagonian Ice Field – Expedition Explorers II – Return to Ofqui. And once again Alpacka rafts allowed us to go where it was not possible to go before. It was our biggest adventure yet with first descents of glacial run-off rivers, visits to five very remote glaciers, some visited only by a handful of people and two that may never have been visited by anyone and are yet unnamed. You can read about it here.

Photo: Rianna Riegelman packrafting between icebergs of the proglaciar lake of Ventisquero San Quintin glacier, Northern Patagonian Ice Field, Aysen, Patagonia, Chile

Never-ending summer

Leo Andrade flying his tandem paraglider over Iquique's coast toward Cavancha beach, Iquique, Atacama Desert, ChileIt is good to be back in IQQ where summer never ends. Where flying never ends! Conditions are surprisingly good for this time of year with high cloud base and not so strong western winds. Perfect for relaxing XC.

Photo: Leo Andrade flying his tandem paraglider over Iquique’s coast toward Cavancha beach, Iquique, Atacama Desert, Chile