Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson in Valle Chacabuco, Chile. JAMES Q MARTIN
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Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson in Valle Chacabuco, Chile. JAMES Q MARTIN

Mile for Mile: A Film About Trail Running and Conservation in Patagonia

Ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to re-wild and protect this vast landscape.

The Final Push

Patagonia Park, in the Aysen Region of Chile – is now open to the public. The park sweeps from the northern ice cap, down to the Baker River and out to the arid borderlands of Argentina. The park’s glaciated peaks, grasslands, beech forests, lakes, rivers and wetlands still boast all of their original species – and the rivers still run free. Patagonia, Inc. has been involved in this project from day one – helping with the first land purchases, sending volunteers down to rip up hundreds of miles of fencing and restore open grasslands, and fighting mega-dam projects on the Baker and Pascua Rivers. Much has been accomplished – but, a final push is needed.

Conservacion Patagonica plans to build over 50 miles of new trails to connect the local community and visitors from everywhere to this remarkable place. Follow in the footsteps of our trail running ambassadors and join the ranks of people who love this park. Donate to Conservacion Patagonica, and help build 50 miles of trail - Patagonia will match your donation, mile for mile.

*Total estimated cost per mile is $1,600. Matching program ends December 31, 2015.

Luke Nelson in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado. FREDRIK MARMSATER
Patagonia Trail Running Ambassador Luke Nelson

Luke Nelson

"I've been drawn to the mountains my entire life. Over the years I've found many different ways to enjoy wild places, but trail running appeals to me the most as a way to explore the world and to challenge my body."

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Longest, coldest, wettest and best day of the trip: Luke Nelson on his way over Gaskkasjavri pass on day four of a weeklong hut-to-hut run of the King’s Trail in arctic Sweden. FREDRIK MARMSATER

This is a Test.

Marked trails abandoned for contour lines that blur into ridge traverse and summit climbs—fast-moving days in the high country rarely plot out neatly on a map. The lightweight and close-fitting Fore Runner Vest was built for the margins, developed in the only lab we’ve ever known.

Patagonia Fore Runner Vest 10L Patagonia Fore Runner Vest 10L
Manager of field testing, Walker Ferguson, enjoys the last of his Tuolumne breakfast scramble.
Manager of field testing, Walker Ferguson, enjoys the last of his Tuolumne breakfast scramble: Meadows to Matthes Crest to Echo Peaks to Cathedral to Meadows for ice cream and an afternoon beverage. JEFF JOHNSON
Krissy Moehl and Jenn Shelton descend from 13,200-foot Forester Pass on day one of their 2014 John Muir Trail FKT (fastest known time) attempt. KEN ETZEL
Autumn colors in Valle Chacabuco. Chile. LINDE WAIDHOFER