Check out our new site at openwaterswimming.com

Patagonia

From Openwaterpedia
Patagonia as usually defined

Patagonia is a sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes mountains as well as the deserts, pampas and grasslands east of this southern portion of the Andes. Patagonia has two coasts: western facing the Pacific Ocean and eastern facing the Atlantic Ocean.

The Colorado and Barrancas rivers, which run from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean, are commonly considered the northern limit of Argentine Patagonia. The archipelago of Tierra del Fuego is sometimes included as part of Patagonia. Most geographers and historians locate the northern limit of Chilean Patagonia at Reloncaví Estuary.

Patagonia Swim[edit]

Patagonia Swim is an extreme swimming service located in various open bodies of water in Patagonia, co-founded and co-managed by Cristian Vergara and Julieta Nuñez. Its swims include the Beagle Channel via the 5-mile Lynne Cox route from Port Navarino to Port Ushuaia, the 5 km Straits of Magellan crossing, and the 2 km Cape Horn swim, organized and guided by Cristian Vergara and Julieta Nuñez.

Cold Channel Challenge[edit]

Patagonia is the site of the Cold Channel Challenge, a series of 4 solo cold water crossings:

External links[edit]