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Frozen Everything – the End of Cycling Patagonia.

I awake one Autumn Patagonian morning.  I am cold.  My sleeping bag is soaked through.  I try to open my tent.  I can’t.  The zipper is frozen shut.  Why is my sleeping bag wet?  I panic and force the tent’s zipper open.  Everything outside is white.  I am cold.  Why is my sleeping bag wet?

The High and Lows of Patagonia

Cycling Patagonia.  The foxes stole my food.  The birds of prey stole my food.  The man stole my jacket.  I ran out of water and I cried. I achieved my ultimate dream of hiking the Torres del Paine Circuit in Patagonia.  Albeit the first attempt I got rescued on Xmas Day in a snow storm.

World Bike Girl Update: Cycling & Hiking South America

Cycling South America solo for four months now. Pedalling through the most extraordinary landscapes of my world tour. Walking over glaciers.  Drinking from waterfalls.  Marvelling at King Penguins Hiking and cycling some of the planets most remote, spectacular and beautiful off road trails. Ishbel HolmesIshbel, creator of World Bike Girl, has spent her life on bicycles, from road racing, to velodrome sprinting

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year!

  On Xmas Day I begin a 10 day unassisted trek around the Torres del Paine in Chile, South America.  This Scottish girl can’t quite believe she is about to realise her ultimate travel dream of many years – The Torres del Paine! Carrying 10 days of food with all camping and cooking equipment is heavy! Of

Video Blog: The Patagonian Wind

The Patagonian Wind Cycling from Argentina into Chile.  Brutal. Ishbel HolmesIshbel, creator of World Bike Girl, has spent her life on bicycles, from road racing, to velodrome sprinting to cycling the world. She has pedalled across 20 countries solo and promotes commuting by bicycle. Much to the dismay of her friends, she is an avid