Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina
11-12 December 2021
Latitude: 54° 48′ S
Longitude: 68° 18′ W
Elevation above sea level: 23m
Average daytime temp December: 8.8° Celsius
The final race of Season One will take Extreme E to South America, to the Tierra del Fuego. The archipelago is situated at South America’s southernmost tip and shared by Chile and Argentina.
Its main island, Isla Grande, is home to the Argentine resort town of Ushuaia, and is often referred to as 'the End of the World' due to its location at the very tip of South America.
The remote location is renowned for its dramatic landscape of snowy mountains, glaciers, tundra and wind-sculpted trees. Despite its breathtaking beauty, Tierra del Fuego is certain to present a difficult challenge for our drivers.
Some of the most devastating consequences of global climate change have been witnessed in the glaciers and permafrost areas of South America.
Based on the current rates of ice recession, most, if not all of the cirque glaciers in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego will disappear during the next two decades.
The Extreme E Scientist Committee is looking into possible Legacy Initiatives for Tierra del Fuego which will be announced over the coming months.