Chile was stunning once again. I could have easily spent a few more months in Patagonia, but there’s too much happening up here in Peru. For now, here’s a whole heap of photos.Some of the memorable stories and an update on some super cool project developments will follow another day. Special thanks to Rok and Žan from Slovenia for a great couple of months and for taking most of the photos (Checkout Leeway Collective), to Guillermo for the Little Red Truck and lots of laughs, and it was also great to bump in my old mate James as he was cycling along somewhere in Patagonia.
Last photo of the trip! Thanks Žan & Rok
Super fun drops on Rio Negro
James fishing at Fuy
Great crew for one last run down Middle Fuy
Good times on the Gol Gol. The pummas stones floating on the surface everywhere were fun.
Rok caught some trout
Žan would never wake up until the cows came home.
Rok on the final drop of the Trufalizer
Perfect level, beautiful day.
A good few days on the road
Jane sticking the first drop on Rio Manso
‘Cara del Indio’ Face of the Indian
Cooking lambs by the fire, Chilean Asado style.
Birthday Icecream Cake and Beer for Rok
Ice cream & beer!
Celebrating Rok’s birthday after a dream run down Rio Michimahuida
The Little Red Truck!
Hiking over the mountains to get to the river.
An epic hike in to the Enrredadera
Don’t. Miss. Your Line. On Rio Enrredadera
Scarily steep Rio Enrredadera
Rio Enrredadera is a story of its own…
A Kayakers Christmas Dinner at Futa
Breakfast in Patagonia
Lots of boaters at Futaleufu
Too far left
We arrived at the top of this dirt track just at the right moment
Volcano, moon, sunset, kayaks, awesome van and great crew. What more do you need?
How many kayaks?
Just above the waterfall on the Trufalizer Rapid
Stoked with my line down the last part of the Trufilizer. With all the drops above it, this was one HUGE rapid at this water level. Took a huge amount of time scouting & thinking. We were lucky to have such a big group to be able to set the right amount of safety.
Arrive at the top of this terrible dirt road just at the right moment.
Nice boof by Žan
Žan gettiing big air on the Nevados
I like this photo because there are so many kayaks in it.
A kayakers make lunch.
A HUGE Crew for Rio Miachin. So much fun cruising down bouncy class 4 with solid group!
Tres Troncos on Rio Puesco. I think this is one of my most favourite secitons now! Steep and continuous, but soo much fun!
En Route to Rio Truful Truful
Saw a little gorge from the roadside in the middle of nowhere (river wasnt in the guide). Did a super quick scout, turned out it was nice, runnable class 4 fun. Ran it, walked back up to the road then camped in this great little spot.
Bumped into an old mate James somewhere in Patagonia, he was cycling along the road when we said hi. When his pannier broke he decided to jump in the truck for a few days and experience the dirtbag paddler life.