Unguided trekking in Tierra Del Fuego - Bad idea?
December 20, 2013 7:24 PM Subscribe
I'm going to Tierra Del Fuego soon, and I am considering going on a four to five day unguided trek...
posted by MeanwhileBackAtTheRanch to Travel & Transportation around Argentina (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The routes would either be across from Puerto Williams across Isla Navarino and back in a loop, or a trek to Cabo San Diego (easternmost point on Tierra Del Fuego proper) and back from the end of the road that dead ends part way there.
I'm experienced at backpacking in the US, and from what I can tell, the terrain I'm looking at is quite mild, minimal elevation change, no bouldering or climbing.
Is there anything I'm not considering here? Unpredictable weather? Bandits? Unfriendly wildlife? Is the water in the streams and rivers in this region particularly prone to carrying waterborne diseases?
I intend to go without a guide, using maps of course, with a partner who is inexperienced but is physically very fit (marathon runner).