You might consider THIS adventure to be THE trip of a lifetime. If you have always wanted to explore one of Patagonia's finest gems on your own two feet, than come along with us for the inaugural fast-pack of the Torres del Paines circuit! Together, we will complete both the famous O route in Patagonia's iconic National Park.
We have put together an all inclusive run/hike fast-pack adventure and sorted out all the logistics so that you can just enjoy yourself. Leave the planning and navigation to us and the food and accommodations to our partners down in Chile. Once you arrive at our meeting location in Punta Arenas, Chile we have you covered. This exclusive running trip is for the adventure minded who wants to experience the culture of South America and run in one of the world's most breath taking places. If you are up for the challenge, the experience and an unforgettable trip, come along. Note that we will only be offering this trip in 2019 so don't miss out on an unforgettable week of global traveling and remote running.
The WHAT: a fast-pack adventure (run/hike) covering approx 100miles over 5 days on the O circuit in the Torres del Paines National Park.
The WHY: you want to run and experience this park under your own power.
The WHO: this is for the intermediate to advanced runner who is excited to spend hours on the trail each day exploring. While the pace will not be fast, you do need to have some endurance to properly enjoy this. The invite is open to runners who can be flexible with daily plans (this is a remote park and we are in South America), who are up for a challenge and an adventure! Remember that coach Jen can get you ready for this epic with some months of preparation. In fact, a free 4 month training plan is provided for those who wish to ensure they are properly prepared. The training starts in November!
The HOW: fast-pack style but where your food and accommodations are provided! This means that we get to travel fairly light each day. Tasty and filling meals will be provided throughout the trip and we will stay in the luxury camps along the route. Carry only your personal necessities from camp to camp each day!
The INCLUSIONS: all transportation to/from the park upon arrival in Punta Arenas, luxury tent accommodations within the park (shared, hot shower and toilets), hotels in Puerto Natales (shared twin rooms), most meals other than where specified not, all porters, guides (including both Jen Segger & Ross Berg of Altus Mountain Guides). This is essentially an all inclusive trip upon arrival in Punta Arenas! Please ask us to send you the detailed itinerary and logistics document so that you can learn more. Trip pricing is based on shared accommodations, mostly twin style.
The EXTRA'S: accommodation if you arrive early in Punta Arenas a day early (we will have a recommended place soon), snacks for the travel day to the park, park entrance fee (approx $30 USD) tips as you wish, several meals in Puerto Natales, trip insurance.
The ITINERARY: (subject to change)
Day 1: March 3rd- Travel Day from airport (Punta Arenas, Chile) to Puerto Natales (hotel in Puerto Natales)
Day 2: March 4th - Travel to Torres del Paines Park, 12miles on trail (stay at Las Torres Refuge)
Day 3: March 5th - Trail Day - 17.3 miles (stay at Dickson Refuge)
Day 4: March 6th - Trail Day - 19.2 miles (stay at Grey Refugee)
Day 5: March 7th - Trail Day - 14miles (stay at Frances Domes)
Day 6: March 8th - Trail Day - 8.6miles (stay at hotel in Puerto Natales)
Day 7: March 9th - Free day to rest or do an activity of choice (extra’s not included but we may choose to do a group run or hike, rent bikes etc! Flexibility on how you wish to spend your last day in Chile!
Day 8: Travel Day (Puerto Natales back to Punta Arenas airport)
Email Jen to receive the detailed TRAVEL ITINERARY and TRIP DETAILS for 2019!
When and where:
March 3rd to 10th, 2019
7 nights/8 days
$3300 USD per person
*Includes a 4 month training plan to prepare for this epic at no extra cost ($1000 value!)