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Video of the Week: Escape Artist in South America

This week’s video of the week has it all: adventure, history, breathtaking scenery, and stunning videography. The Escape Artist, Wieland Hintz, shares footage from his journey across the Andes, from Santiago to Montevideo, with deep insights about the people, places, food, and architecture he encounters along the way.


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Matthew Swartz is originally from Connecticut and currently lives in Denver, Colorado where he passionately pursues rock climbing, trail running, and skiing. Matt’s love of travel has inspired him to through-hike the JMT and part of the PCT, bike across the United States, and explore the West coast of South America from Ecuador to Patagonia. Matt and his partner Amanda have also travelled across much of the Western US in their 1964 Clark Cortez RV, which they lived in, on the road for the better part of three years. Matt has worked for the USFS as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and Matt's photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.