Running with wildlife through Patagonia’s frozen lands

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On July 28, 2012, summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of the London Olympics, two figures brace themselves against the driving snow at the foot of continental South America. Above the roaring wind and crashing waves, they scream the start of their own Olympic-sized challenge -- the “5000 mile project,"  an unprecedented run the length of South America, more than 250 marathons in a year, for the continent’s wildlands and wildlife.
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River of Desire Excerpts: Revelations at Cape Curious

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(Editors note: This is the second in a series of excerpts we will be publishing on our website from British author Simon Worrall’s book The River of Desire: A Journey of the Heart Through Patagonia. In the current issue of the magazine, we also publish the entire chapter entitled "River of Desire.")

Bruce Chatwin, the celebrated British travel writer, dismissed San Julian as “boring” when he passed through the town in 1978. What he didn’t say was that he was only there for three hours, between changing buses. Back then, most travellers, like Chatwin, at least had to pass through San Julian on Route 3. Today, many people bypass it altogether, as they fly south to more obviously spectacular sites, like Torres del Paine or Ushuaia.
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Announcing the winners of our first Patagonia Photo Contest

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In his description of the striking image above, the photographer Mariano Peppi writes:  “A young 11-year-old crosses the rapid waters of the Baker River, accustomed since a young age to help his father transport wools and grass that they trade each year in exchange for food and other items.
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App Review: Chile Travel Adventures

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For nearly three decades, American writer Wayne Bernhardson has been authoring travel guidebooks about Chile and other countries in the Southern Cone for renowned publishers such as Lonely Planet and Moon. Now, in a new foray into digital apps with his Chile Travel Adventures app, he has built on his long experience in the country producing yet another extraordinary tool for Chile travel.
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Photo Contest: Now, vote!

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After two months, our 1st Patagonia Photo Contest has now come to a close. What an incredible, wonderful array of images…we were overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of photos we received.  More than 750 photos from over 350 participants, both professional and amateur photographers, were contributed from all over the world. A big thank you to everyone who has participated! 
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