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 O and the W routes 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 breathing 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 experience.
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 you 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, National Park fees and permits, tent accommodations within the park, all meals other than on the travel days, porters, guides (including both Jen Segger & Ross Berg of Altus Mountain Guides). This is essentially an all inclusive trip upon arrival in Punta Arenas!
The EXTRA'S: accommodation if you arrive early in Punta Arenas (we will have a recommended place soon), snacks for the travel day to the park, gratutities
The ITINERARY: (subject to change)
Day 1: March 10th - Travel Day from airport (Punta Arenas, Chile) to the Torres del Paines National Park (approx 5hrs to 6hrs of travel time)
Day 2: March 11th - Trail Day - approx 30km (start to Lago Dickson)
Day 3: March 12th - Trail Day - approx 17km (Lago Dickson to Los Perros with Puma Glacier)
Day 4: March 13th - Los Perros to Grey - approx 15km
Day 5: March 14th - Grey through to Pehoe Lake and onto French Valley - approx 26km
Day 6: March 15th - French Valley through to Cuernos Trail onto Paine Tower - approx 40km
Day 7: Adventure Day!!! Speed boat trip with a mini hike to a glacier followed by a Patagonian BBQ!!
Day 8: Travel Day (Torres del Paines back to Punta Arenas airport)
When and where:
March 10th - 17th, 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!)
*Sign up with a friend before July 31st and both save 10% on trip pricing.