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This global transportation bottleneck some 600 miles wide marks the convergence of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans. Its volatility, where the waves, winds, and currents all seemingly conspire against any intrepid adventurers, is due to the Drake’s position as a zone of climactic transition; the Passage divides the the cool, sub-polar conditions of the southernmost bits of South America from the frigid, polar regions of Antarctica.
The W Trek in Patagonia has been on my list for years and exceeded my expectations in every way possible. The rugged snow-capped mountains, the vivid shades of blues and greens, the remote unplugged location, the cool laid back attitude of the backpackers and guides, the joy of being outdoors, and the exhilaration of physical fatigue at the end of the day … if you’ve even thought about going, book your ticket now and just go. 2,254 more words