Happy New Year 2017

We wish you all the best for a Happy New Year! We spent the time between the years with another trip to the Atacama Desert, this time visiting ESO‘s La Silla, Paranal, and APEX Observatories. In-between we enjoyed whale watching from Chañaral de Aceituno and the Laguna Santa Rosa, the Salar de Maricunga, the Laguna […]

Roundtrip through the Scottish Highlands

This picture gallery is a selection of pictures from a ten-day and 1450-miles roundtrip through northern Scotland starting and ending in Edinburgh. The SPIE conference on Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation was held in Edinburgh this year – a can’t miss opportunity for us to visit Scotland for the first time. After the week of the conference in the City we rented a […]

Tour through the Atacama Desert

This picture gallery is a selection of pictures from a five-day tour through the chilean Atacama Desert with the geologist Professor Guillermo Chong from the Universidad Católica del Norte in Antofagasta. In the week after Easter our small group of six people in three 4×4 cars headed north from Antofagasta to explore the Chilean Atacama Desert. Focus of the […]

New Pictures from Aysén Patagonia

This picture gallery is a selection from our ten-day trip to the Aysén region of the Northern Chilean Patagonia between Christmas and New Year. Taking the overnight ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaitén allowed us to drive down the Carretera Austral until Puerto Puyuhuapy on the same day. After visiting the Queulat National Park including its Hanging Glacier and […]

A&A Forest Located

During our recent trip to Patagonia we have located our A&A Forest in the Cerro Castillo National Reserve. On the picture you can see the mountain range where our lenga trees (Nothofagus pumilio) will be planted as part of the Reforest Patagonia campaign. The approximate location of our forest is indicated, too. For more info […]

Happy New Year 2016

We wish you all the best for a Happy New Year! We spent great 10 days with perfect sunny weather in the Chilean Patagonia – this time mostly in the Aysén Region. We started with the ferry from Puerto Montt to Chaitén and traveled down the Carretera Austral. We passed through Puerto Puyuhuapi and the Queulat National Park, […]

Hike to the top of Cerro El Roble

Last weekend we did a beautiful hike to the top of Cerro El Roble, with 2222m the highest peak in the coastal mountains near Santiago de Chile. We started our hike at 1650m – just above the clouds with the first spectacular panoramic views to the West to the Pacific ocean and to Cerro La Campana sticking its […]

New gallery from Laguna del Laja added

End of March we visited together with our friend Guido from Switzerland the Laguna del Laja National Park near Antuco in the Bío-Bío Region some 500 km south of Santiago. We spent the long weekend at the Antucalhue Cottage right at the entrance to the park. On our first day we explored the park along the main […]