Long-time hiking buddy, Peter Groves, has produced a monumental work that documents our three weeks in Buenos Aires and Patagonia recently. It is liberally illustrated with his magnificent photos. I highly recommend a visit.

Peter’s not in the photo above because he took it… Left to right: Andre, Billa, Harald, Kelson, Xandra, Ralph, Elena, Claire.

A guide to the 18 pages of his site follows….

  1. Tales of Buenos Aires and attempted “muggings”
  2. Tourist tales of Buenos Aires and La Recoleta
  3. Down to Bariloche and the Lynch-Frey Trek – our “shake down” hike
  4. Stunning photos of Laguna Toncek
  5. Mixing with the hippies of El Bolsòn and hitting the Los Hitos Trail
  6. From Lago Puelo, across the Argentina-Chile border to Lago Las Rocas – very beautiful
  7. Of Chilean humour, footballing sheep and our first contact with Chilean farmers
  8. The road to Cochamó: trail’s end and ferries too
  9. The Chilean contrasts: Cochamó and Puerto Varas
  10. Welcome to the Chilean rainforest! Valle Cochamó
  11. The Refugio and conservation in the Cochamó Valley
  12. Mud, rain and trench warfare – the struggle to El Arco and beyond
  13. Paradise found: Lago Vidal Gormaz
  14. The farm at the end of the lake – Soto and Amelia’s piece of heaven
  15. Rio Torrentoso and Rio Manso
  16. Return to Argentina and eating dust on the professor’s bakkie
  17. Cycling the spectacular Chico Circuit in Bariloche
  18. The bus to BA and final thoughts.