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Hoffmeister Rounds Cape Horn

Kayaker hopes to circumnavigate S. America

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Sea kayaker Freya Hoffmeister successfully rounded Cape Horn on Tuesday, completing the most difficult and dangerous stage of her planned two-year circumnavigation of South America. Hoffmeister, who became the second person and first woman to kayak around Australia in 2009, spent about 10 days on the crossing, and faced heavy winds and rough seas. The Husum, Germany-based paddler set out from Buenos Aires last August and plans to finish the 15,000-mile paddle before her 50th birthday in May 2014.

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