Two Women Against the Wind: A Tierra del Fuego Bicycling Adventure by Réanne Hemingway-Douglass.
“Who the hell had this idea anyway?” Seventy mile-an-hour winds greeted Réanne Hemingway-Douglass and Katherine Wells as they wheeled their bicycles off the ferry after crossing the Strait of Magellan. They had planned to cycle 300 miles across Tierra del Fuego, from Porvenir, Chile in the north, to Ushuaia, Argentina in the south. But as gusts slammed them sideways, even the three-mile ride from the ferry landing to Porvenir seemed insurmountable. Réanne tells of their adventurous journey pedaling—and sometimes pushing—heavy-laden bicycles through wind, rain and hail, oftentimes with appalling road conditions, across one of the most remote and beautiful regions on the planet.