After last year’s equally crazy and amazing experience in the Patagonian Expedition Race, including trekking 100km unsupported with the racers, a luxury cruise in the fjords and using the Cordillera Darwin as a backdrop, I am very excited to be back for the 2013 edition.
As I write this, sitting in the race office, things are starting to gear up as we all wait for the briefing on the maps, start making elaborate plans to handle the incredibly complex logistics, all of us painfully aware that most of the plans will go out the window within a few hours of the start, as always. And that as soon as this happens, we’ll all be in for what we came to the end of the world looking for: an adventure!
Shooting the race will only be the first part of my trip, however, and as soon as we are all safely back in Punta Arenas and done celebrating, I’ll head north across the border, to the mythical Cerro Torre and Fitzroy range above the Argentinian town of El Chalten. And given how good the conditions have been this season, I have some pretty ambitious climbing plans. More on them later.
If you want to follow my shots from the race and my climbing experiences in real time (internet connection allowing), turn to my facebook page.