• Argentina,  We12inspire

    The European Outdoor Film Tour

    Did you ever hear about the island of Onekotan? I bet you didn’t, and neither did we. I’ve been closer to it than I thought with my trips to Alaska but still – it’s pretty much in the middle of nowhere! In 2012 three freeriders “discovered” this volcanic island that belongs to the Pacific Ring of Fire on Google Earth and they decided it would be pretty cool to be the first ones in the world to master the volcanoes’ slopes on skis. So off they went on their expedition. Their story was told during the premiere of the European Outdoor Film Tour in Amsterdam last Friday night.   Goretex…

  • Argentina,  Patagonia Roadtrip

    Bariloche: bucketlist or tourist trap?

    There is this thing about Bariloche that kept me away from it for years. Maybe it was because Argentineans like to take their vacations there so it was bound to be very touristc, or maybe it was because they say it looks like Switzerland – with their mountains, lakes and chocolates. As Switzerland is “just around the corner” for us, I didn’t really feel the need to fly all the way to the other side of the world to see just that. Some people I talked to rave about Bariloche, some people say it was utterly disappointing when you compare it to the rest of Patagonia.   When I accidentally won…

  • Argentina,  Patagonia Roadtrip,  We12hike

    Hiking to Refugio Otto Meiling

    After getting a massive load of rain in Chile during the first week of our Patagonian roadtrip, the weather changed in our favor when driving over to Bariloche in Argentina’s Lake District. So the first thing we did upon arrival, was check the weather report for the days to come and pay a visit to Club Andino, who can provide you with any information you may need about hiking the mountains around this area. As the next day looked like the best one of the week to come, we decided to immediately leave for another cool adventure: hiking to Refugio Otto Meiling.   Of some places you will always remember how…

  • Pampa Linda Ventisquero Negro Bariloche Patagonia
    Argentina,  Patagonia Roadtrip

    Patagonia: From Bariloche to Pampa Linda

    After arrival in Bariloche, we immediately visit Club Andino, located right in the middle of town and the perfect resource for information about hiking in this area. They provide us with all the necessary information for our next adventure: a trip to Pampa Linda and hiking up to Refugio Otto Meiling. We buy ourselves a hiking map, get a copy of the local Patagonia Trekking Time (in English!) and stock up on supplies. After a good night’s sleep in our 4* hotel (you just have to spoil yourself every now and then, right?) it’s time to head out and explore the Argentinean side of the Andes mountains. When planning our…