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Chris’ Experience Hiking Patagonia on a Wheelchair

Chris Alp uses a wheelchair, but he traveled with Wheel the World to Patagonia, Chile, and discovered the wonderful opportunity to hike again. His experience hiking Patagonia on a wheelchair became one of the most unforgettable memories of his life!

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My wife Aileen and I would like to say a huge thanks to you and your team for making all of this possible. We had an amazing experience and one that even took me by surprise. It was a unique experience for us to share this trek together, all thanks to you.

I had come to terms long ago that I would never trek again, but I was wrong.

Firstly, the accommodation was fabulous. Both Cabo de Hornos and Hotel las Torres were amazing. Great accessible rooms, great people, good shuttles and great breakfasts and dinners. The Cuernos Shelter and Central Shelter were both comfortable, even though a bit more challenging to access the bathrooms. All up, fabulous accommodation.


Secondly, the visit to Grey Glacier. Wow! What an amazing place. You know, since then we have visited many Glaciers in Glacier Ally and Perito Moreno but nothing came close to being so up close in the kayaks around the Glacier. Even other travelers to the same regions were envious of our experience. The local staff (particularly Alexis & Col who were our guides in the kayak) were incredibly helpful and friendly. The catamaran was not easy to get on and off but these people made it fun and without fuss. All with dignity too. A great day and in my thoughts at the time, clearly the highlight of our trip.


But I was wrong! The best was yet to come. 

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Thirdly, we had the big trek to Cuernos Shelter. Only 11 kms? Surely that can’t be hard? We walk (wheel) that every morning at home. Wow, did I underestimate the intensity of the path. It kept getting tougher and tougher.

The Joelette was amazing. It ventured forth though narrow gaps, up and down boulders, across fast water crossings and bridges and eventually to our destination. The last kilometer took an hour and a half it was so tough. All the time, the ever changing views of snow covered Torres del Paine and the big blue/green lake were breathtaking. Absolutely stunning scenery that I simply would never otherwise see. 


Fourthly, my wife loves trekking and taking photographs. She has done this many times in many countries. We travel everywhere together, but not on these treks. I have to stay at home for these. As I have been a paraplegic since the age of 12 (I am 62 now) so, it is a long time ago that I was able to trek. I loved it too.

I had come to terms long ago that I would never trek again. But I was wrong and Aileen was delighted! We could do this together. 
Finally and most importantly, your people. Words fail me. Your three volunteers, Joaquin, Javier, and Gabriel were just incredible. They are Saints!

They are the most generous spirited, authentic and genuinely caring, intelligent people anyone could wish to meet. I have never seen such determination, caring, strength, thoughtfulness and teamwork from a group of dedicated and happy people.

Their chemistry was amazing. We were simply in awe. By the end of our return to Central Shelter, we stopped for a beer. Or two. These guys were completely exhausted but happy. What amazing people Camilo. We could not thank them enough and we would like you to know that they did such an amazing job. To have set up a company dedicated to giving this experience to disabled people is unique and amazing. All credit to you & your partners.


I should also mention Axle and Jonathon from the tour company. They too were very good and made our team that little bit bigger and better! They too are a credit to their employers.


So from both Aileen and me from the bottom of our hearts, a huge thank you for everything that you and your team made possible. It was an experience that we will never forget. I would happily be a reference for other people with disabilities who seek to undertake one of your amazing adventures. We wish you every success in your efforts.


Best regards. Chris and Aileen Alp.  Melbourne Australia. 

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