Author Archives: Günter und Sissi

Mount Fitz Roy, Cuevas de los manos and on…

Mid December 2017 : We both hiked up toward Mt Fitz Roy,   a mountain in Patagonia, on the border between Argentina and Chile. It is located in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, near El Chaltén village and Viedma lake. First climbed in 1952 by French alpinists Lionel Terray and Guido Magnone, it remains among … Continue reading

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Torres del Paine

At the visitor center Las Torres at Torres del Paine National Park we were allowed to camp for a few days under a tree and use their facilities. A nice spot, we went for hikes and enjoyed the views and … Continue reading

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Ushuaia to Puerto Natales, going north again.

Back in Ushuaia and with our heads still filled with the images of penguins and icebergs we picked up our camper and said good-bye to the friends we had made on the boat. When we drove out-of-town we reflected on … Continue reading

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The Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctica made headlines not too long ago when a huge iceberg broke off and now is drifting off the continent. The one trillion ton iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between … Continue reading

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South Georgia Island

If you plan a trip to Antarctica, do NOT skip South Georgia Island! It was the highlight of our trip by boat. If you are familiar with Sir Ernest Shackleton and the “Endurance” you have heard of it. On his … Continue reading

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The Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

The Falkland Islands November 10. to November 27. 2017 Tourism is has grown steadily in the Antarctic region. The “Lindblad Explorer” first started taking a few interested people to these places in the late 1960s. I remember as a young … Continue reading

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The Peninsula Valdes

We have been working our way down the east side of the South American continent,  pretty much following the main route to Ushuaia, veering off for a few days here and there. We camped along rivers, on beaches and twice … Continue reading

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