To recap the first post in this series; mid-March 2016 I reconvened with the crew at Vertical Shot Expeditions for a reconnaissance trip in Patagonia; two weeks of sailing around Cape Horn and the Beagle Channel in our expedition yacht Selma. Post-sailing, I spent a week trekking around the Dientes de Navarino; a 5-day route through the mountainous island of Navarino at the very southern tip of Chile.
Peak Design supported Alex Buisse and I on the trip, providing us with gear which proved invaluable; the Slide straps & Capture Clips ensuring our cameras were always at the ready, along with the Shell covers keeping the salt spray off the bodies & lenses.
The third and final post in this series contains the images shot on medium format film.
After mooring for the night, a zodiac ride to shore followed by a short hike through the forest delivered stunning views of Pia fjord.
Ushuaia (Argentina) far left on the distant shore (beneath the snow-capped peaks), Puerto Williams (Chile) bottom right on the near shore.
Occasionally the clouds would clear long enough at night to reveal a stunning view of the Milky Way. The two Magellanic Clouds also very visible (next to the Milky Way); irregular dwarf galaxies visible from the southern hemisphere.
The southernmost trekking route in the world, the Dientes Circuit on Isla Navarino is a seldom frequented 53km circuit through a wilderness of rugged terrain, lakes dotted with beaver dams and mountain passes where the Andes crumble into the Antarctic Plate, the final piece of land before Cape Horn.