British Teams Wins Wenger Patagonian


After six-and-a-half grueling days, the British team Helly-Hansen Prunesco bested 14 international teams and held on to their title at the Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race, the “world's toughest and wildest race” through the southernmost reaches of Chilean Patagonia.

The 600km course has teams trekking, kayaking and biking in Tierra Del Fuego (translation: Land of Fire), the Karukinka Reserve, Cordillera Darwin and in the Beagle Channel.  

The ongoing race is scheduled to finish for the remaining competitors on February 17, with eight teams (five have dropped out) still trying to complete the course before the time cut-off. Last year's finish rate was 30 percent.

— Jennifer L. Schwartz