Matt Maynard is a fixer, photographer, writer, translator, and qualified British Mountain Leader for adventures in the Andes. Since 2014, he has lived in the foothills above Santiago. He's also been known to run some of the mind-bendingly beautiful Chilean ultramarathons between the Atacama Desert and Patagonia. Follow him at Instagram.
The 1,900-mile-long route winds through the southern Andes from Santiago to the climbing mecca of Mount Fitzroy. To complete it, hikers need a lot more than physical stamina.