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Puerto Natales to Ushuaia

Puerto Natales to Ushuaia

It’s 675km from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia or, in old money, around 1.5 million cubits.  This is a fair old chariot ride but, with fresh horses, doable in 5 or 6 days.  Unfortunately, my horses are all set for the knacker’s yard, and are braying in protest as I load up...
Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine

“Dr Livingstone I presume?” I quip, as two tired travellers with backpacks stroll down the hill towards me.  It’s been a 28-hour journey from London, via the jungles of Toronto and Santiago, but Cathy and Adam have overcome strikes, tight connection-times and...
El Calafate to Puerto Natales

El Calafate to Puerto Natales

It’s quite possible there are days, in Patagonia, when the wind does not blow.  It’s also possible the wind might decide, one morning, just to mix it up a bit and blow from the north, east or south, rather than the west.  Based on the last 6 weeks, I expect glaciers...
O’Higgins to El Calafate

O’Higgins to El Calafate

The Carretera Austral officially ends at Puerto Bahamondes on Lago O’Higgins, a further 7km down the road.  From there, it’s a 1-2 day journey across lakes, gravel roads and a forest track to El Chalten in Argentina.  We aim to do this in a day because, well, we like...