Long-Distance Kayaker Paddles 16,700 Miles, Circumnavigating South America

German long-distance kayaker Freya Hoffmeister has a string of record-setting circumnavigations to her name, but none as daunting as the four-year endeavor she completed last May, paddling 16,700 miles to complete the first circumnavigation of South America by kayak.

Freya Hoffmeister is a 2016 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. 
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