15 February 2011
In a spectacular start under the crystal clear mountains of Torres del Paine, the 2011 Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race began with a wild ride for the racers as they tailed a herd of horses down the dirt track on the opening cycling leg of the event.
Cheered on by crowds of intrigued tourists in the Torres del Paine National Park, race director Stjepan Pavicic waved off the event as bright sunshine made the area look at its spectacular best - but the teams were bemoaning the sunshine as temp...
Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race 2011 - The start of the world’s last wild race!
24 February 2011
This year’s race involved a total of 248km of mountain biking, 150km of trail-less trekking and 105km of river and sea kayaking in the wilderness of Chilean Patagonia. The 14 international teams had just 9 days to cover the distance. Only map and compass were allowed for navigation and only 6 teams managed to finish the race!
The fastest team this year is British team adidasTERREX/Prunesco, winning the world’s last wild race for the THIRD consecutive time! They are followed by US team Gearju...
Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race 2011 - Day 3: Be Quick
24 February 2011
The most challenging part of this year’s Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race 2011 was the 150km of trail-less trekking in the wilderness of Chilean Patagonia. The trekking route was split into two sections. The teams had to fight their way through forests and bushes. The second sectioned was shortened by 114km after rain turned the forests into treacherous slippery obstacle courses, covered rock faces with endless waterfalls and, crucially, caused rivers to rise to the point where the course be...