Chilean Patagonia with Australis


There are few places in the world in which man feels as vulnerable and surrounded by a mystic aura of spirituality as Cape Horn. Its location between two oceans at 55°56’ South latitude and 67°19’ West longitude, along with the intensity of the climatic phenomena that occur there, make visiting Cape Horn a unique and incomparable experience. I have been on a trip from Ushuaia, Argentina to Punta Arenas, Chile sailing trough the Beagle Channel as well as the Magellan Strait on board of the Australis. Cape Horn has been the highlight of this trip due to the fact of being the southernmost point in the world and by far the worst in terms of weather. It is estimated that between the 16th and the 20th centuries more than 800 ships were lost in the stormy waters of Cape Horn, burying no fewer than 10.000 men of all walks of life and nationalities at sea. But not only Cape Horn. Tierra del Fuego is known also for glaciers. All of Chilean Patagonia and the westernmost parts of Argentine Patagonia were once completely covered by the enormous Patagonian Ice Sheet. Not only a reminder of the many ice ages that once ruled the earth, glaciers are of vital importance to humans as they store 75% of the worlds freshwater. And while the worrying speed of retreat of glaciers across the globe is an urgent challenge, visitors will be inspired by this region’s claim to fame as the land of glaciers. A trip to explore one of these many ice giants it is a must.

 

Argentina, Ushuaia

Argentina, Ushuaia

Argentina, Ushuaia

Argentina, Ushuaia

Argentina, Ushuaia

Argentina, Ushuaia

Argentina, Ushuaia

Argentina, Ushuaia

Aguila 09

Aguila 25

Aguila 35

Aguila 46

Aguila 77

Aguila 87

Chile, Punta Arenas - buildings in Plaza Munoz Gamero

Chile, Punta Arenas - Plaza Munoz Gamero, Monument to Hernando de Magallanes

Chile, Punta Arenas is the wind capital in the world

Chile, Punta Arenas - Goleta Ancud Schooner Monument and Fountain

Chile, Punta Arenas - Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, Hernando De Magallanes 949

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Garibaldi

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Garibaldi

Condor 010

Condor 018

Condor 032

Condor 035

Condor 042

Condor 146

Condor 238

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn. The Lighthouse

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn. The Lighthouse

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn. The Lighthouse

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn

Chile, Patagonia - on board of the Venus Australis

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn. The Monument

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn. The Lighthouse

Chile, Patagonia - Cape Horn. The Lighthouse

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Garibaldi

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Garibaldi

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Garibaldi

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Garibaldi

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Garibaldi

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Garibaldi

Chile, Patagonia - souvenir for sale onboard the Ventus Australis

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Punta Arenas, Isla Magdalena, the penguins island

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Pia

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Pia

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Pia

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Pia

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Pia

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Pia

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Pia

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Pia

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Pia

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Pia

Chile, Patagonia - Glacier Pia

Chile, Patagonia - on board of the Venus Australis

Chile, Patagonia - Wulaia Bay

Chile, Patagonia - Wulaia Bay

Chile, Patagonia - Wulaia Bay

Chile, Patagonia - Wulaia Bay

Chile, Patagonia - Wulaia Bay

Chile, Patagonia - Wulaia Bay

Chile, Patagonia - Wulaia Bay