In the Frilly bit of Chile!
Trip Start Sep 16, 2012
20Trip End Mar 03, 2013
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Torres Del Paine is famed for its 'W' shaped trekking route and the large granite spires at its peak. We opted to spend two nights camping and three days hiking. Up early the next morning, we spent a couple of hours on the bus to reach the park and caught the lunchtime catamaran across Lake Pehoe to the paine grande campsite
After around 3 hours walking up through valleys and forested areas we reached the neck of Glacier Grey, a great view. It was pretty cold, the rain was getting heavier and we discovered the waterproof trousers I'd rented were not waterproof, so we started to make our way back to camp. After cooking our dinner in the little hut we crawled in to our tent before it got blown away! The winds can get very strong in the park but we were nice and warm in the tent, it was actually quite nice to listen to the whistling wind and rain outside.
The next morning, we packed up our tent, had a breakfast and made our way back to the jetty to catch the catamaran back across Lake Pehoe. We had some time before our connecting bus so we walked a few kilometres to visit a waterfall. I've added a couple of photos, again, very windy but we also saw more guanacos and condors.
Once at the other side of the park, we set off from Las Torres with the aim of staying overnight at the Torres free campsite before getting up at 4am to hike to the top for sunrise
Back in a Puerto Natales we recharged, refuelled and made plans for our trip up to the Atacama desert