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Adventure
Tempest two Patagonia Snow

A World-First Adventure Triathlon in Patagonia

Friend of Swoop

Patagonia seems to have a mystical aura surrounding it that attracts those wishing to push themselves that little bit further in life. It remains one of the last truly untouched landscapes on our planet, and a place of profound contrasts. Read More


Cycling / Patagonia / adventure racing / stand up paddle board / ultra-run / ultra-triathlon
Adventure
Penguin Post Office

Postcard from the Penguin Post Office

Swoop Specialist

As you approach the Penguin Post Office at Port Lockroy, located on a tiny island off the Antarctic Peninsula, three days of navigation from Ushuaia, you are greeted by the “roo roo roo” sound of 600 pairs of nesting gentoo penguins. Early in the season, you may have to climb up a snow staircase or later in the season Read More


Antarctica / British Antarctic Territory / Penguins / Port Lockroy
History
Mujeres yamana An Extraordinary Experiment

An Extraordinary Experiment

Swoop Local Guide

Whilst the story of Charles Darwin’s voyage on HMS Beagle and his development of an evolutionary theory is well documented, there were three other passengers on board the Beagle as it sailed out of Plymouth in 1831 whose story is much less well known. They were El’leparu, O’run-del’lico and Yok’cushly, Read More


Darwin / FitzRoy / HMS Beagle / Patagonia / Tierra Del Fuego
Environment

The Future of The White Continent

Swoop Specialist

The bedrock of east Antarctica is more than three billion years old. Pause for a moment and say that out loud: “three billion years”. It’s difficult to imagine a time line that long, or to try to visualise what earth would have been like three billion years ago, a time when multi-cellular Read More


Antarctic / IAATO / Tourism / Wildlife
Culture

Sheltering Hearts, Creating Smiles

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While on a trip in the Peruvian Andes, my brothers and I got to experience first hand the harsh reality in which these high Andean communities live in. We decided they had to do something, something that would alleviate this recurring event, the “heladas” (cold winter frost), that takes Read More


Community / Peruvian Andes / Social Enterprise
Environment

Antarctica – The Last Great Wilderness

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Antarctica is the last great wilderness on Earth, far away from the troubles of modern civilisation thousands of miles away. However, the effects of Global Warming are beginning to change that beautiful landscape that has remained isolated from human interference for thousands of years Read More


Antarctica / Tourism / Wilderness
Culture

Nature & Freedom: Guiding in Patagonia

Swoop Local Guide

I ended up landing a job as a mountain trekking guide on Osorno Volcano in the Chilean Lakes then started guiding on Grey Glacier in Torres del Paine. After gathering enough experience, I eventually started to work freelance, hiring my services to different operators in Torres del Paine Read More


Isla Navarino / Patagonia Guide / Puerto Natales / Torres del Paine / Wildlife
Environment

Do we all have the Right to Roam?

Swoop Specialist

Argentina has the third oldest national park system in the world and Chile has one of the most extensive. These national parks are a matter of great national pride: they conserve huge areas of land and they also give people the right to access some of the most beautiful and wild areas Read More


Hiking / National Park / Torres del Paine / W Trek