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Live Your Patagonia Dream Today at Explora Lodge

Explora Patagonia Hotel Salto Chico  is situated in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. For many people PATAGONIA has been in their bucket list... now is the time to experience the most southern tip of the world. Explora Lodge is designed to bring its guests into intimate contact with the magnificent natural world of remote Patagonia. Located on a remarkable site on the shores of Lago Pehoe in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, it provides a convenient departure point for daily explorations. All inclusive services include Patagonia luxury accommodations, four meals per day with wine, drinks or soft drinks, daily excursions in Torres del Paine National, and use of all hotel facilities including saunas, heated lap pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, horses, row-boats, bicycles, etc. Choose from up to 17 hiking, biking and horseback riding excursions throughout the park led by bilingual guides with gourmet picnic lunches, from...
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Ted Chase
WOW! I really need to get to Patagonia.
Friday, 29 November 2013 17:54
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How to Train for a Trekking Adventure

I love exploring our world on my own two feet be it via backpacking, mountaineering, climbing or hiking. On any given weekend (occasionally sliding into Monday), you can find me high on a peak in the North Cascades or 30 miles deep in the Hoh Rainforest. This passion for the outdoors stretches into wild places across the globe and some of my favorite trips to design for our travelers involve trekking to Machu Picchu or hiking in southern Patagonia. Sunrise in Glacier Peak Wilderness. Photo courtesy of Nick Drake.Physical challenges in the outdoors are exhilarating, reaffirming and impactful, but for your memories to be ones of breathtaking vistas and natural wonder (not gasping for breath and feeling faint from exhaustion) you need to be fit enough to enjoy what you are doing. Here’s what I do to train for my own adventures, tips that are sure to have you fit and ready...
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Guest — Kurt Kutay
This is really great info and I especially like the extra weight to build your core strength! I don't climb mountains like you do,... Read More
Thursday, 08 August 2013 03:37
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Photography Tips for Patagonia

My wife and I recently had the opportunity travel to Patagonia with Wildland Adventures. Since I work as a professional photographer shooting sports (primarily soccer) and concerts I was very interested in pretending to be a landscape photographer on this trip. I have been asked to provide some thoughts on taking pictures during a trip like this. Preparation  If you are not a landscape photographer then trying to prepare is daunting. Although I spend a lot of time on forums, the tutorials and books written by Ian Plant have been a huge help to me (http://www.ianplant.com/). Although he specifically addresses Patagonia, his general comments and his Photoshop lessons are great. These are tools that I rarely use in my other photography. Equipment  This is a horrible dilemma, you want to have everything at your disposal but of course weight is an issue. I know of no way to have an optimal pack for clothing,...
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Argentina's Perito Moreno National Park Expands with Land Donation from Conservation Land Trust

When you travel to Patagonia with Wildland Adventures, you have the opportunity to make a donation to Conservacion Patagonica, a non-profit organization headed by Kris Tompkins with the mission of "creating national parks in Patagonia, in collaboration with neighboring communities, and local, regional, and national governments." A sister trust, the Conservation Land Trust, also headed by Doug and Kris Tompkins, made history today with one of the largest land donations in Argentine history; 37,500 privately held acres given to Argentina to expand Perito Moreno National Park to include Patagonia's second-highest peak, San Lorenzo. Amazing news for climbers and conservationists alike! Read on for the full story, reprinted from Conservacion Patagonica's newsletter. "In one of the largest land donations in Argentine history, Doug and Kris Tompkins donated Estancia El Rincon to the national parks system of Argentina today, in a formal reception in Buenos Aires. In the northwest area of the Santa...
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2012 Inspirations

  It has been an amazing year here at Wildland Adventures as we wrap up our 25th year of sharing amazing adventures around the globe with our extraordinary guests. Here are some of our personal inspirations from 2012. Kirsten Guiding with my partner in Patagonia was the realization of a dream; working in the beautiful outdoors with the person I love and helping others discover and challenge themselves on our adventure. I'm very thankful to have been given that opportunity. Jeff At 97 years of age my grandfather (a mentor, worldly adventurer and pioneer in cardiac surgery) passed away unexpectedly while I was exploring Bali this year with my wife and our Wildland Adventures guide. At 50 years old our guide Katut turned out to be deep into his studies of Balinese Hinduism and actively pursuing the path towards spiritual enlightenment. Winding through the back roads of Bali I shared with...
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