This Valentines day 76 adventurers, from 19 different countries have traded in their romantic meals for two for an expedition that will take them through the remote landscapes of Patagonia. The Patagonian Expedition Race is a 360 mile endurance race on kayak, bike and foot, designed to challenge adventurers and raise awareness of the endangered wilderness in Chilean Patagonia.
The race begins in Punta Arenas. From here competitors will travel across the plains of Terra del Fuego, work their way up into the mountains of the Cordillera Darwin before finishing in front of a 200m high glacier. Now in it’s 10th year, this race never fails to pushes adventurers to their limits. In 2009 an American team were lost for 3 days during the race and had to survive on little more than wild berries. This year the race will follow the most remote route yet! The Patagonian Expedition Race is the race for adventure lovers!
Covering areas previously unseen by the human eye, The Patagonian Expedition Race aims to showcase the vital importance of protecting one of the most remote areas of the planet and the natural wonders that it possesses.
Currently defending their title, throwing themselves into the adventure race and working to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the pristine area are the British AdidasTERREX team who claimed first prize at the Patagonian Expedition Race back in 2011. Nick Gracie, of the British team, has been making the most of the cold and snowy weather that Britain has thrown at us over the last couple of weeks, describing it as perfect training conditions for the race.
With less than half the teams expected to finish, this is going to be one exciting race! To find out more and to keep up to date on how the competitors are getting on during the incredible race visit The Patagonian Expedition Race website. If you fancy getting stuck into your own multi-day adventure head to our activity holidays page and check out the trips on offer there.