Not satisfied with circumnavigating Australia, New Zealand (South Island) and Iceland, Freya Hoffmeister is well into her most ambitious project yet: a circumnavigation of South America.
Her trip started in September 2011. She plans to do it in 3 legs, each over 8,000km in length (that’s 24,000km in total!). She will be taking 4 months off between legs to attend to her family and business.
You can follow her progress on her blog.
UPDATE: November 2012
She completed the first stage, 8000 km from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso, in May 2012, rounding Cape Horn the difficult way on what must be one of the greatest paddling adventures in kayaking history.
In September 2012, after a summer break, Freya resumed her trip on the west coast of South America, paddling north towards Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia and the Panama Canal. She will then head south, past Venezuela, she will finish the second 8000 km leg in Guyana.
On the third and final 8000 km leg, starting in September 2013, she plans to paddle past Suriname, Brazil, and Uruguay, returning to Buenos Aires in time to celebrate her 50th birthday on May 10, 2014.
Freya is well into the second stage of her epic adventure around South America. You can see here current location here.
She has been joined by her former kayak coach from Denmark, Peter Unold.
This incredible journey just goes on and on and on….and is redefining the sport of expedition kayaking.