2006 Winter

PATAGONIAN EXPEDITION RACE® 2006 WINTER EDITION: The Adventure at the End of the World

On June 21st of 2006, on the eve of the southern hemisphere’s winter, we have begun the winter edition of the Patagonian Expedition Race®. This first edition took place in Torres del Paine and Tierra del Fuego, through the extreme south of the Americas.

It has been six days of adventures while exploring the magic of the Patagonian winter. The scenery has been impressive and breathtaking: extensive peat bogs and steppe fields, sub Antarctic forests, frozen lakes, freezing cold rivers, hanging glaciers, deep fjords, snow covered mountains and more kinds of ice crystals imaginable. On the other hand, the weather was what we had anticipated for this time of year: clear blue skies, low precipitation levels, low temperatures and the complete absence of wind, which is the biggest difference from other seasons.

The Race format for this winter edition has been daily stages that have included one or more disciplines: kayak, trekking or mountain bike. Another major difference is that winter teams consist of two rather than four members.

During the race, at each stage, all teams made their best effort to be amongst the first positions. In the end, the team captained by Juan Carlos Valdes has been victorious in the first winter edition of the PATAGONIAN EXPEDITION RACE®More details of the race and hundreds of photographs can be found in the update and photographs sections.

…. the most authentic and wild race, now has a winter edition!

Teams 2006 Winter

1. Lider – Al Aire Libre – Uruguay/Chile

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Rubén Mandure
Verónica Bravo

2. Quetro – Chile

Joaquín Vásquez
Benjamín Caceres

3. Tutravesia Indómita - Argentina/Chile

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Mariano Cash
Germán Doggenweiler

4. Inacap – Bufete Industrial - Chile

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Patricio Aguilera
Alexis Romero Jelves

5. Soijen - Chile

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Natalia Armijo
Julio Llanos Becerra

6. GNC - Chile

Victor González
Diego Banfi del Rí

7. Armada de Chile - Chile

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Luis Covarrubias
Daniel Rivas

 8. Grupo no se presento

No han venido
por fuerza mayor

9. Grupo no se presento

No han venido
por fuerza mayor

10. Turismo Runner – Rockford - Chile

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Manuel Mena
Juan Carlos Valdes

Results 2006 Winter

Final Results – PER 2006 Winter
Place
Total Race Time
(Hr:Min)
Team
Country
1
28:57:18
10 – Turismo Runner – Rockford
2
29:42:23
6 – GNC
3
30:42:05
1 – Lider / Al Aire Libre
4
32:13:53
3 – Tutravesia Indómita
5
32:28:18
7 – Armada de Chile
6
33:51:15
2 – Quetro
7
37:33:04
4 – Inacap-Bufete Industrial
8
42:27:59
5 – Soijen

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