A Challenge in Patagonia
A 7th edition under the usual sign of hardship, with moments of pure esthetical emotion as on the lake Nahuel Huapi, where with a kite, Florence Arthaud, a Princess in the kingdom of slide sports, managed to make a sail.

FLORENCE ARTHAUD, PHILLIPE JEANTOT, LAURENT FIGNON, THESE STARS SUFFERED ALONG SIDE INTERNATIONAL RIDERS AT THE “RAID GAULOISES”

It’s the tradition of Gérard Fusil’s ‘Raid Gauloises’ : we change the continent every year. But we are always sure of finding hell again. This time, down south, in Patagonia, they had to cross ice-cold lakes, climb a total of 11000 m, ride horses and drag themselves just to get there. Grandiose, said the stars taking part, who brushed shoulders with paratroopers, commandos, marines and other action crazy people that this raid keeps attracting. It was a challenge! Our reporter, Thierry Rannou, accepted it and did it.