In January 2015, myself, Ryan Grant and Stefano Gregoretti ran over 1,000kms/620 miles across the Patagonian Desert- one of the most remote and extreme deserts on Earth. The Patagonian Desert is the largest of the 40° parallel and is a large cold winter desert, where the temperature rarely exceeds 12 °C and averages just 3 °C. The team traversed the desert in South American summer – with temperatures exceeding 40 °C.
The area is sparsely populated today and those that do live here survive mainly by raising livestock. Not the easiest place to live…or to run across! The team ran a combination of terrain, including long sections with minimal or no support.