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'The Last Wild Race'

In this column, Gear Junkie founder Stephen Regenold wraps up his team's experience in the 2011 Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race, where Team GearJunkie.com raced for a week straight to take 2nd place!

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Patagonian Race Final Report

The 2011 Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race is in the books. T.C. Worley looks back on the event and shares what he learned from the amazing athletes he met and shared adventures with over the last few weeks.

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Q & A with Team GearJunkie.com

Team GearJunkie.com battled to an awesome 2nd place finish in this year's Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race. We lounged around today in Punta Arenas, Chile, and talked about how it all went.

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Wenger Patagonian Race Report #6

"T.C., can you be ready in five minutes?" shouted the voice attached to the hand shaking my shoulder. I was only two hours into my "night" of sleep. "Team GearJunkie is about to leave!," the voice continued. . .

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Wenger Patagonian Race Report #5

As Team Adidas disappeared into the forest, Sam, Paul and I hurried to set our tent up and escape the cold. Two 40-degree, waist-high water crossings had left us soaked. A satellite phone call at around 5:30pm confirmed that a helicopter would come within the hour. . .

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Wenger Patagonian Race Report #4

In the starkest of contrasts, I've gone from living and suffering in the wet wilderness to sitting in a posh (for this area of the world) internet cafe in just a few short hours. My cafe' americano should be here any second. Warm fluids and dry beds are luxury items in my life right now.

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Wenger Patagonian Race Report #3: Day one

In a dust cloud of whirring, rattling, clacking bikes, the riders began the 2011 Wenger Patagonian Expedition race. Their whistles and whoops soon quieted as they hit the first few washboard climbs and the reality of a week of dirty, fatigued suffering began to set in...

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Wenger Patagonian Race Report #2: Heading to the start

As the sun sets on Patagonia, I fall deeper into the shadow of the granite spearheads of Torres Del Paine. The teams, fed on lamb and fresh salad, have slung their packs onto their backs and are headed for their tents. This will be the last solid night of sleep for the next week or more. Temperatures in the low 70s has made it a delight to be outdoors this evening.

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