Trekking in a Wild World – Patagonia

by Paul Rogers on April 27, 2010

I just got back from an amazing trekking holiday in Patagonia in Chile and Argentina — two months in some wild and beautiful country across the Andes, lakes and volcanoes. The pic below is from a tough hut-to-hut walk outside Bariloche in Argentina.

Paul Rogers on the Nahuel Huapi traverse near Bariloche


My partner and I are not new to this sort of activity, having trekked to Everest base camp independently some years ago, but Patagonia has a lot more variety (if not the altitude), which in many ways makes it quite a different experience.

A few 10-hour days with pack saw me lost about 3 kilograms, perhaps some muscle, but nothing that I won’t regain now that I can get back to regular eating and more controlled energy expenditure. I probably improved my aerobic fitness in the two months I was away, mainly because my training prior to the trip was more balanced with weights, sprint intervals and some steady-state aerobics.

I’ve got some new articles lined up and even a blog redesign, so see you soon.

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