Posts made in August 18th, 2012

A surprise visitor on a windy day in patagonia

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Conservation, Mammals, Wildlife Moment Of The Week | 0 comments

On the desolate and icy Ruta 9 from Morro Chico to Puerta Natales, Chile, traffic is hardly nose to tail. In fact since we set off this morning we have seen only a handful of 4×4´s and the odd bus lumbering past. They scrutinise us as we do them, nods and waves are exchanged but this is not the time for chit chat. The Patagonian wind is severe as it has been for the last seven days running, but thankfully today the blizzards are well contained in sporadic squalls.  We see the anvil shaped squalls from a distance and try to predict their course . . .ha! In reality, at our speed it´s...

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Section 4: 250km over the border into Argentina and North

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Español, Running | 0 comments

. . . . where we´ll be heading next across the wild windy pampas!! we´ll be in touch!! View Larger...

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Independent Blog: To the end of the earth, in the footsteps of pumas and the lost people of Magellan

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Conservation, Mammals, The Independent Blog | 0 comments

5000 mile project: To the end of the earth, in the footsteps of puma & the lost people of Magellan By Katharine and David Lowrie Notebook, Sport Thursday, 9 August 2012 at 10:05 am These first few days of our year-long 5000 mile project run of South America represent some of the most remote and hostile. Southern beech woods topple onto jagged, wave-cut platforms and “bandera” trees bend their resolve to the furious Southern winds. Below all of this lies the fabled Magellan Straight. This wild world at the bottom of the earth along with its threatened South American...

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