I may not have competed in any Running races in the past 17 months i have however been on one hell of an adventure by bike. I have just completed my ride of 23,300k Taking me from North America through Central America & finally into South America where my dream destination of Patagonia was finally reached. I will never forget the Patagonian winds, they are real.
Along the way i have gone from beaches to the highest Volcanoes. I have encountered Deserts to Glaciers to the most dense intense jungles in the world. I have covered 15 countries including Peru that boasts 28 of the 32 worlds eco systems i am pretty sure i have seen most of them now.
Along the way i have climbed Acotnango??? the highest volcano in Central America, climbed to 6,000MTR on Volcano Chimborazo been on a 3 day trek around Volcano Ruiz ( solo self supported ) Hiked to Machu Pichu, Hiked one of the greatest hikes in the world the Huayhuash circuit Peru. 110km ( Solo, self-supported ) taking 5 days crossing multiple 4,000+ mtr passes & one 5,100mtr pass.
I have hiked up to Rainbow mountain Peru climbing to 5,400mtr???? I have also attempted to climb the second highest volcano in the world??? Ojos Del Salado from the Argentine side where there are no refugio`s or support within at least a 100km radius. There is no trail to follow to the summit & the chance of success is incredibly low due to the difficult terrain & weather conditions. Again this was self supported carrying enough food & fuel for 5 days. I was blown off the side of the volcano at 5,900-6,000mtr when a storm rolled in.
I have hiked around to see The Fitzroy mountain range & out to Glaciers & of course completed the 100km O circuit Torres Del Paine as a fast pack. Again being fully self-supported.
On all of these hikes & climbs my packing list goes like this - 33 Litre Osprey pack, La Sportiva Helios or Akasha trail runners, Sportiva tech top & shorts, Sportiva cap, OR Helium HD rain jacket, iO Merino thermal top, beanie & pants, Cooking stove, Fuel, Food, tent, sleeping bag & Exped roll mat. This is pretty much all i have carried in my panniers the entire journey.
For more detailed accounts on these hikes you can find my blogs & updates on my web page. It also has a number gear reviews as well as a lot of pictures ...
Keep on chasing the dream .......
I am an ultra runner, Mountain biker, Climber, Ironman, Endurance Athlete