After a saison of diving on Koh Kood, a layed back island in Thailand, it was time for me to go deeper into nature again. My friend Gerardo and I went to the Klong Chao waterfall, a touristic hotspot of the island. But instead of swimming in the natural pool under the waterfall, we climbed the steep slope full of dense vegetation. Red ants were running over our arms leaving itchy bites behind. "Welcome to the jungle!"
Our next project was to cross the "Serranías de Famatina", the highest American mountain range outside of the Andies. Again we left with little information but enough food to deal with some obstacles on he way. Our hike started from a walnut tree plantage close to the village Famatina, who's owners had invited us for … Continue reading In high mountain ranges
Back in Argentina my partner Gerardo and I were interested in going to remote places close to the Andes mountain range in the North of the country. The National Park San Guillermo was calling our atencion. Starting with 25kg backpacks we left Angualasto, the last village, walking North. Our expectation and mood was a bit … Continue reading San Guillermo – The forbidden national park
I was up to the mountain range around Cordoba in Argentina when I received a message from my father that my aunt had died on a stroke this day. All the family would come together for the funeral which was going to happen in 2 weeks. Feeling sad and longing to be with them I … Continue reading Visiting my country
I was cycling southwards on the Chilian side of Fireland and have seldom seen remote areas like this. It was almost winter so there was even less traffic going on. One day there passed 3 cars, another day not even one. I had a weird, exited feeling when I crossed the last pass to Lago … Continue reading Where the road ends
In the far south of fireland, Chile Me:Do you like Luche? (A marine algae, Ulva rigida, Porphyra columbiana) Him: Yeah, it is delicious! Me: Today I went to collect it. I have a lot. Would you like to have some? Him: Yes, great! But how to prepare it? Me: You can fry it in a … Continue reading Exploring food
Tierra del Fuego - fireland - is the name of the biggest island south of the continental mass of America. The name was given for the countless campfires which the explorers could see on land while they were sailing along the coast. Magallan, Darwin, Fitz Roy and other famos sailors found their way through the … Continue reading Cycling “Fireland”
Hiking is addictive! After controlled and infrastructured trekking in Torres del Paine I searched for another, more remote project. By now I was taveling alone and I would go on the next hiking trips solo as well. I wanted to reach the "cruz de los mares", a white metal cross which marces the most southern … Continue reading To the end of the continent
Moritz and I were about to separate. We had the last few days of cycling together, spend long evenings sitting and cooking infront of tent, talking, watching the dark sky full of star constellations of the southern hemisphere. Finally we approached to the junction which would lead us to different directions. It was a sentimental … Continue reading Attacked by a sheep!
Apperantly "A must have" if you are in this part of the world... Trekking the world famous Nacional Park Torres del Paine. Overflouded by people in the high saison... Moritz and I arrived at the end of the summer when the temperatures drop and the days are shorter. Honestly we were really not sure if … Continue reading Torres del Paine