JOE trekking experience in Sweden. Day 1&2

JOE day 1 Wake up call at 6.30am after a difficult night of sleep was a bit hard, but we had 2h to pack up and have breakfast before starting, so enough time to wake up. Our first stop is at the Lundhags factory and outlet. Here, a handful of employees are still producing and…

​Hiking in the Cordillera de los Frailes 

Not too far from Sucré, there is an old Inca trail with some stunning landscape according to the Lonely Planet Bolivia. Some Google research shows it’s indeed beautiful and I have to go there 😉  I convinced Oliver to come with me (OK I only needed to send him some stunning pics and he was…

​A day hike in the Huerquehue park to Cerro San Sebastian 

After the perfect day yesterday hiking up the Villarrica, I slept quite early. At 7.15am I still feel tired but I get up anyway. My bus leaves at 8.30am for the Huerquehue national park. I enjoy the silence and space in the kitchen when having my breakfast, the volcanoe hikers already left and the others…

​Hiking the active volcanoe Villarrica. Fun and lava. 

Most people come to Pucón to climb the active volcanoe Villarrica. Of course I have to do it as well! So when finally the weather was up for it, half of the hostel is up at 6am. With the climb come a lot of regulations now, due to some accidents in the past. An agency…

​Pucón. El Cañi Hike and Horse back riding. 

Since I arrived in Pucón the weather has been bad at a point that I didn’t even see the volcanoe (in the end I finally get to see it in the evening of day 3). Day 1 was easily spent just hanging out.  Day 2 was tougher, I didn’t want to spend a lot of…

​Nahuel – Huapi – Traverse (well, at least a trial).

It’s time for another multi-day hike, close to Bariloche. As always, I am adviced at the mountain information and at the Club Andino Bariloche about long timings (not possible to do the second hut already on the first day) and difficulties. I shouldn’t go on my own. Plus I am a woman. I am a…

A tough but rewarding hike to camping Polacos. 

During the Huemul Circuit I met Oliver who had some personal reasons for wanting to hike to the climbers camp Polacos, on the backside of Fitz Roy and Poincenot peaks. It seemed an interesting challenge to hike with him to this remote place, I was looking for some tougher hike I couldn’t do on my…

​Hiking around El Chaltén. Stunning Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. 

I just love El Chaltén. The impressive mountains are so close and the little town is very relaxed. There are panaderias with the most delicious lemon pies and cones stuffed with dulce de Leche, a heladeria with one of the best ice-creams I had so far in south America (Super Domo which is chocolate with…

Huemul Circuit. Glaciers, mountains and fun on a zipline. 

From El Chaltén there are a couple of day hikes to Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre viewpoints which you can also combine through campsites, then there’s a huge circuit over glaciers going even into Chile, and then there’s the Huemul Circuit around the Huemul mountain, a 4 day hike which became increasingly popular over the…

Torres del Paine. Q-Circuit part 2.

​Day 4. Los Perros to Campsite Grey.  The rangers made everyone who hikes to Grey leave at 7am. Supposedly it will take 11h, but it’s only 14km and the pass is just at 1200m elevation – for me not such a big deal but many others are a bit scared… I get up at 6.15am,…