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Kilian Jornet Sets New Ascent-Descent Speed Record on Argentina’s Aconcagua

Kilian Jornet, our 2014 People’s Choice Adventurer of Year, just set a new ascent-descent record on Aconcagua (22,837 feet or 6,902 meters), the Western Hemisphere’s highest peak, as part of his Summits of My Life project. His time was 12 hours 49 minutes following the normal route, with a start and finish in Horcones. This route…

Video: Sun Dog – A Skier and His Dog Share a Love of the Mountains

It’s no secret: We love our dogs. And I would venture to say that people in the mountains really love their dogs. Sun Dog, the latest film from Sturgefilm and DPS Cinematic, captures this unique and joyful bond between skier Santiago Guzman and his dog Conga in the rugged and wild peaks overlooking Bariloche, Argentina.…

Video #3: Weather – David Lama’s First Free Ascent of Patagonia’s Cerro Torre

Climbing in Patagonia can be a weather waiting game. But when the conditions are unsuitable on the peaks, adventures abound in the climbing gateway town of El Chaltén, Argentina. Here we see David Lama, one of our 2013 Adventurers of the Year, enjoying a little R+R before making his historic first free ascent of Cerro…

Protecting One of the Last Wild Places on Earth

What would you do if you had worked hard, were set for life, and could do whatever you wanted? Would you retire to a beach in Costa Rica? Gallivant around the world with a pack on your back? Or buy 200,000 acres of land in Chile to nurture into the country’s next national park? Did…

World’s Best Hikes: Fitz Roy Trek, Patagonia, Argentina

By Peter Potterfield Today's Featured Hike: El Chaltén to Laguna Torre to Poincenot Camp to Laguna Eléctrico Round-Trip: 36 miles, 4 to 7 days When to Go: February to March to avoid the crowds of midsummer and enjoy stable fall weather when the infamous Patagonian winds abate Hike among Argentina’s fabled Fitz Roy Massif, the…

Best New Trips in the World: Horseback Ride Across Chile and Argentina

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present Chile and Argentina. The world's far corners are now well within reach. Chile + Argentina: Trot Cross Continent This March, Patagonian guide Martin…

South Carolina Governor Disappears to Hike the AT, Detours to Argentina

Text by Christian Camerota South Carolina governor and part-time adventurer Mark Sanford is embroiled in controversy as a result of his disappearance last Thursday. The jet-setting public official, and possible 2012 presidential candidate, apparently needed a break after an intense legislative session last week. It turns out the destination of his miny vacay was an…

Music Wednesday: Sounds Electrico
Juana Molina, electronic folk from Argentina

If I were to tell you that the former star of a popular Argentine sitcom (La Noticia Rebelde) and the country's most famous comedian is now its most critically acclaimed musician, would you believe me? Probably not, but that's understandable—there's a lot about Juana Molina that is slightly surreal. Her sound, for example: It's old…

Headliners: Adventure in 60 Seconds

A roundup of the latest adventure news, by Mindy Zacharjasz Looking for the next "hot" surfing spot? Pro-surfer C. J. Kanuha caught some 200-degree waves just 20 feet from lava at what is perhaps the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea in Hawaii. A little melted surfboard wax and peeling feet (and photog Kirk Lee Aeder’s…