Checkpointzero.com has posted a preview of the upcoming Patagonia Expedition Race, set to start on Feb. 10th in Chile. The preview is a over a week old now (posted Jan. 31st), but still offers some great insight into this event, and a little history.
This year’s course has yet to be revealed, but last year’s race was an intense mix of mountain biking, trekking, and sea kayaking, over a 660km route that lasted 10-days. I’m sure this years event will be no less grueling for the 10 to 15 teams that are expected to take part.
For those that don’t know, Patagonia is an incredible area in South America that is as wild and untamed as any place on the planet. It’s known for wicked weather, challenging environments, and some of the most remote areas on the planet. Not to mention the stunning scenery and stark beauty of the mountains there.
You’ll be able to get updates from the race as it happens from the intrepid Lisa de Speville, who handles a lot of these events for Checkpoint Zero. And you can find even more information about the event at the Patagonia Expedition Race website. This truly is “The Adventure at the End of the World.”
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