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News: Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race 2011

  • Day Three: Weather turns on 11 remaining teams
    After two days of sunny and dry conditions, the 11 remaining teams in the 2011 Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race are now racing under heavy cloud, winds and light rain as the clock ticks over to Day Three in this ‘last wild race’.
    10 de febrero 2011,
  • Expedition Racing for preservation and a chance to visit Chilean Patagonia
    The Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race was originally created with the intent to help protect Chilean Patagonia. By drawing an international representation of teams the event has been able to gain valuable exposure and promote environmental awareness of the fragile ecosystem that exists. Now their focus is on saving what is left of the critically endangered species.
    10 de febrero 2011,
  • Strong Winds Force Delay of Kayaking Section at Patagonian Expedition Race
    The start of the 2011 Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race proved tough but spectacular as extreme winds blew competitors over on the opening bike section, whipped up the water in Rio Gray but helped to blow away the clouds and clear the Torres massif to create a picture postcard day in Torres del Paine National Park.
    8 de febrero 2011,
  • Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race: into the shadow of Torres del Paine
    Patagonia’s crown jewels, the towering granite peaks of Torres del Paine, sparkled in the setting sun as the competitors arrived en masse at the pre-race camp, ahead of the official start on Tuesday morning. The teams were welcomed by 30 caballeros (horsemen) with flaming torches and fluttering flags, to the upmarket Hotel Las Torres.
    8 de febrero 2011, The Telegraph
  • Spectacular start for 2011 race
    In a spectacular start under the crystal clear mountains of Torres del Paine, the 2011 Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race began with a wild ride for the racers as they tailed a herd of horses down the dirt track on the opening cycling leg of the event.
    8 de febrero 2011,
    The Patagonia Expedition Race starts this Tuesday with 56 competitors from 13 countries competing in the nine-day race across more than 740,000 acres of remote Chilean wilderness.
    7 de febrero 2011, The Patagonia Times