1,200 Miles in Patagonia

1,200 Miles in Patagonia

After realizing I'd be spending the first two months of Remote Year in Argentina, I knew it was finally time to fulfill my dream of visiting Patagonia. So I called upon 3 of my closest friends to pack their bags and meet me in the Southern Hemisphere. Our tickets were purchased before we even had a plan in place.

Over the next few weeks, we devised the following 1,200 mile trek across Chile & Argentina to see as much of the promised land as we could fit into 10 days.

The plan was to meet in Punta Arenas and drive north, visiting a few key cities and landmarks along the way before camping out at the base of Mt. Fitz Roy. We would bring enough gear to spend a few nights outside and stay at hostels in between. We rented a large Nissan Pathfinder, created spreadsheets for gear distribution, purchased travel insurance, booked hostels, printed maps, tickets, and more.

When the time finally came, we set out feeling super prepared with wide-eyed wonder, ready to earn our stripes as real...