the baldian: guillermo larregui    Guillermo Isidoro Larregui Ugarte, was born on the 27th of November, 1885 in the Errotxapea neighbourhood in Pamplona. He was 15 when he reached Buenos Aires.

He worked as a sailor and also for an American oil company in Patagonia. That was until a bet with friend s in 1935 changed everything for him.

He said he would walk a wheelbarrow from Patagonia to Buenos Aires. When a friend produced one, off he set on his walk. He was 50 years old at the time.

He was an educated man and he spoke English, French, Italian, German and Dutch.

14 months later, he won the bet. He could not turn his back on this new lifestyle he had discovered.

After that he left the Buenos Aires province behind and travelled to La Paz (Bolivia.) Later, he went from Cordoba in Argentina to Santiago de Chile.

He found death on his fourth journey, on the June the 9th, 1964 in the Iguazu National Park, to be precise.

By that time, “The Basque with The Barrow”, as he had become known, had walked 20,000 kilometres with his wheelbarrow.