Adventures must be done!

4 Months in a Nutshell - Patagonia & Falkland Islands

Being out there beats writing blogs by a long way, thus no detailed account of those 4 months of adventuring will be provided here in a hurry.
Rather, this condensed picture gallery shall give the interested viewers an overview.

Sailing to Uruguay on the Rio de la Plata

The first trip in the Andes a few hours South of Santiago

Beautiful rock scramble along an interesting ridge

Enjoying the first sunshine after 3 days of relentless rain

Dawn during ascending Mt Lonquimay

One of the many volcanic peaks

Tramping across extensive snow fields in Puyehue NP

Camping near the hotsprings

Brocken spectre - being holy for change!

Using those crampons and ice axes in Nahuel Huapi NP

Cruising from Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales

Lenticular clouds in Torres del Paine NP

A tiny fraction of the Southern ice field lies in front of us

Flamingos in a lagoon

Front of the Perito Moreno glacier

Pearly scattering effects in storm whipped clouds above Mt Fitzroy

The Fitzroy Range

Off the beaten track in front of Mt Fitzroy

Tierra del Fuego seen across the Magellanic Strait

At the Southern end of the American continent

Overnight stop in the Patagonian desert along the infamous Ruta 40

Nandu sprinting away from us

Establishing the Landrover density in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Inter-Island transport with FIGAS

Flightless Steamer Duck having a stroll on the pebbly beach on Sealion Island

A party of King Penguins is out beachcombing

Jackass Penguin

Idyllic beach in the South Atlantic, East Falkland

Camping in a rock bivvy at the Turkey Rocks, West Falkland

Stone runs

Meeting the majestic Blackbrowed Albatross, Saunders Island

Getting close to those Elephant Seals

Keeping an eye on the Turkey Vultures

Camping in Patagonia during my last tramp of my 4 months trip

"All you've got to do is decide to go and the hardest part is over. So go!"

From: Argentina, The Lonely Planet, 2008

The Delta de Tigre

We took the chance to have a cruise in the delta of the tigre river; thereĀ“s basically a lot of little islands, some inhabited but always very green and pleasant.
Transport is provided by water taxis and water buses.


Rusty old ships.

Skyline of BA

Bloke boating in one of the channels

First glimpses of the pampas

Hi everyone!

We indeed got to South America and managed to go out into the country side for asado (what the South Africans call brai) and a bit of a look around. The pampas is a fairly flat place in general, though slightly undulating in the area North of Buenos Aires.
Here, quite some time was spent grilling the pig, digesting the meal and having a look around the farm. Excellent contrast to the busy city life in Buenos Aires.

Preparing a pig for the asado

The hacienda building, very tranquile.

Cattle in the pampas

Widderfeld Stock - or: escaping the clouds (10. 10. 2010)

I figured that the inversion was a weather phenomenon best observed from above, therefore headed for a one day hike in the central Alps: 9.5 hrs and 2.2km ascent.

Colourful autumn forest

Above the clouds

Widderfeld Stock (2351m)

Looking North from Bockigrat

Half an hour to the summit

Late flowers

View from Widderfeld Stock with the ridge running toward Graefimattstand

Ridge line towards Graefimattstand

Via Ferrata section

Dodgy downhill section on slate from Schluchberg (2106m)

Moorland, shortly before entering the clouds