To call the country of Chile big is an understatement. It’s ginormous. From north to south, it stretches for over 2,600 miles, encompassing 9 different climate systems. Options for exploration are endless, but if it’s isolation and discovery you seek, your destination lies far to the south in a region known as Tierra del Fuego, the Land of Fire.
We were happy to hook up our friends at GLP Films with travel gear for their recent trip to Tierra del Fuego. For 2 weeks they explored the rugged terrain of Argentina and Chile, and adventure ensued. Below is their story...
The GLP Films crew of 5 touched down in Ushuaia, a small frontier town (billed the most southerly city in the world) on the border of Argentina and Chile, just after 4pm on a crisp, clear autumn day. We had been sent by our partners to document the country’s expanding offerings of adventure travel opportunities. Over the next 2 weeks we would set sail on a luxury expedition vessel, herd flocks of sheep on a historic estancia, and trek portions of Tierra del Fuego’s rugged interior.
Reviewing navigation charts on the bridge with Australis Expedition Leader, Mauricio Alvarez, in preparation for our 3 day cruise into the remote fjords and inlets of Tierra del Fuego.
Writer, Ted Alvarez, marvels at the beauty of the Beagle Channel and comes equipped to pack all the tools of his trade. The Mobile Office Backpack boasts a 17” laptop sleeve and loads of internal organization. Unfortunately, this backpack is no longer available, however, the Wayfinder 30L is another great option with tons of pockets and pouches for optimal organization.
Olga Teresa Estancia welcomes day-trippers from Punta Arenas to a ranching culture unique to southern Chile.
ORV Trunk series allowed us to haul our gear with ease. The wheels on this luggage are tough and designed for rugged terrain. Wine not included.
Sunrise kisses the peaks of Karukinka Natural Park, a protected area in the Chilean portion of Isla Grande in Tierra del Fuego.
That’s a wrap from the GLP Films crew! New videos from Tierra del Fuego coming this summer. Follow @glpfilms or vist www.glpfilms.com for the latest travel and outdoor storytelling.
By Jenny Ersbak, Associate Producer for GLP Films
Related links (from Eagle Creek blog):
How to Travel Safely in Chile
What to Pack for a Patagonia Adventure
Peru: Outdoor Adventure Beyond Machu Picchu