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Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race 2011 (2011)

dates February 8, 2011February 16, 2011
http://www.patagonianexpeditionrace.com Punta Arenas, Chile [large map] -53.1479, -70.9066
World http://www.patagonianexpeditionrace.com
Tag_green chile, adventure race, adventure racing, expedition race, patagonia, expeditions, Chilean Patagonia, Southern Continental Ice Field
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The WENGER PATAGONIAN EXPEDITION RACE® is a true expedition, taking teams of four through lands previously unknown to the human eye. Racers receive minimal assistance as they traverse through the pristine southern Patagonia by means of trekking, climbing and related rope work, kayaking, mountain biking, and backcountry navigation. They often cover hundreds of kilometres without seeing a soul. Imitating the journey’s of our Indian forefathers, competitors advance over plains, mountains, glaciers, native forests, swampland, rivers, lakes and channels; guided only by mind and spirit but driven on by physical stamina and experience. Every edition features a unique route. Past racers have found themselves in the Southern Continental Ice Field, the Straight of Magellan, Torres del Paine, Tierra del Fuego, the Beagle Channel and Cape Horn. The land is diverse, the challenge real, the adventure untamed. Athletes from Australia, Canada, USA, México, New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Spain, France, Germany, Turkey, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile have already taken part in this experience. In seven races we have covered over 4500 kilometres. More important than distance however, has been the adventure and exploration of one of the most untouched and isolated places in the world. We have been inspired by the magical landscapes and fauna, while being pushed to new heights by nature’s obstacles and unpredictable weather. The WENGER PATAGONIAN EXPEDITION RACE® changes lives.


Cost: between 590 and 790 euros
License: no
Course Description: The race will take place in the area around the Southern Continental Ice Field, in Chilean Patagonia. The lenght is yet to be defined, but past routes of the race have ranged between a minimum of 500 km and a maximum of 1200 km.


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