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South America » Chile » Magallanes » Torres del Paine November 14th 2009

We intended to send episode number 2 of our blog about a week ago but for reasons that you will discover in episode 3 which will follow very shortly, we have been in the middle of nowhere with no internet or mobile reception for the last few days. 2 November (day 9) - Peninsula Valdes The 5.15am start wasn't too bad, especially as they didn't serve breakfast on the plane (they had forgotten to load it on) so we managed to sleep the whole way. James is actually a closet plane spotter as he loves telling me what kind of plane we are on, how many engines it has etc - this one was apparently a very old McDonnell Douglas 80, all I cared about was that it got us to Trelew. We smuggled some food ... read more
Male with his harem
Albino southern right whale
James and a whale

South America » Chile » Magallanes » Torres del Paine October 15th 2009

Just back from 5 days hiking the W Trail in the Torres del Paine. My words and pictures can't tell or show how fantastic this place is, its a real wonderland. We were lucky enough to experience the whole range of Patagonian weather - it started sunny, then we had gale force winds (strong enough to blow you off your feet !!!) and a blizzard, then overcast, then 15cm of snow, then complete calm with blue sunny skies and finally clear blue skies and more gale force winds. At times we were in T shirts at others we were in thermals, fleeces and waterproof trousers and jackets. This was just what we wanted, it wouldn have been as good had the weather been good the whole time. The first three nights we stayed in refugios which ... read more
Mirador Las Torres
Sendero Mirador de Las Torres
Las Torres To Los Cuernos

South America » Chile » Magallanes » Torres del Paine October 11th 2009

After visiting the Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina, it was time to cross the border to Chile and do some serious hiking! For this adventure we hopped on a bus and 6 hours later arrived in Puerto Natales...the jumping off point for the Parque Nacional Torres Del Paine. We hiked and camped in this park for 5 days. We were so lucky with the amazing weather we had and the great people we met along the way! The route we hiked was called the "W" and covered about 90 km. ... read more
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South America » Chile » Magallanes » Torres del Paine September 29th 2009

Hey Fans, nach vielm Wandern in El Calafate und El Chalten sind wir auf den Geschmack gekommen und sind nach Chile gefahren um den Torres del Paine Nationalpark zu bezwingen. IN Puerto Natales haben wir uns von unserem sehr urigen Schweizer Hostelbesitzer Camping Sachen geliehen und sind losgezogen... 5 Tage campen und wandern. Man muss erwaehnen das es dort im Sueden noch recht kalt war, es hat teilweise sogar geschneit. Aber wir sind ja nicht aus Zucker und haben dieses Abenteuer gewagt und hatten als Belohnung auch viel Glueck mit dem wetter und eineige wunderschoene Ausblicke. Es gibt verschieden Routen die man durch den Park laufen kann, wir wollten das W machen. wohl die meist gelaufene Strecke und fuer 5 Tage perfekt. Das ist der ganze Nationalpark... bloss das man mal sieht wie riesig. img=http://... read more

South America » Chile » Magallanes » Torres del Paine September 17th 2009

My alarm went off at 4.45am on Thursday 17 September and the minibus picked me up at 5.30am. I slept for the first 2 hours of the journey but for the next 2 hours I stared out of the window admiring the breathtaking views of mountains, lakes and wildlife including various birds like pink flamingos. After about 4 hours of driving we reached the Chilean border and I received a big exit stamp for Argentina before getting another big entry stamp for Chile. Another hour or so of driving and we reached the National Park where we paid the usual fee (about GBP10), the same as all previous NP fees. If the scenery was spectacular on the journey to the Park, it got a whole lot better once inside. We stopped first when a number of ... read more
Torres del Paine National Park
Torres del Paine National Park
Torres del Paine National Park


South America » Chile » Magallanes » Torres del Paine May 16th 2009

Los Extraño Ama y Apa. Muchos pero muchos besos les mando! A pues, aqui les mando mas fotos. Espero que les gusten : )... read more
Who is 30?
Torres Del Piane
kat y yo

South America » Chile » Magallanes » Torres del Paine May 15th 2009

La Patagonia: Pero Cual? Las dos. Cual Dos? Los dos lados, che! Cuales. Chile y Argentina, po! Mi primer parasda fue la de Chile. Torres Del Paine. Famoso por su circuito ¨W¨. A five day trek to be made in the summer. But arriving in the ¨winter¨, I took my chances to have the park to myself, this meant less TOURISTS, less wind (cough, cough) and well, lots of mountains! KAt, my austrian friend, and I had just finished a three day kayak trip and we were ready for some more. A five or 6 day back country expedition was about to begin. But were we ready!? WE had all our gear, yes, i rented a -10 C´bag (mine is SHIT, good for tropical climates only!), our food and good spirits. Come on, we had ... read more
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The original plan was to arrive in Puerto Natales and leave to El Calafate, Aregentian Patagonia. But all that all came to a hualt when I met Katarina. An austrian girl in my hostal who was getting ready for her trekking expedition to Torres del Paine. We got to swapping stories and before we knew it we were talking about kayaking through gloaciers and looking at INDOMITAs Pamphlet of kayaking excursions. Not caring how much $$ we were going to spend, we quickly desserted our current plans to go in search of the perfect rivers to kayak through. We put on our jackets and off we went to tour agency that provided such EXPEDITIONS. All information was covered, what it entailed, what equipment they provided, what clothes to take, etc etc. After signing our lives ... read more

South America » Chile » Magallanes » Torres del Paine April 23rd 2009

From El Calafate we travelled down to Torres del Paine. It's a National park on the Argentina/Chile border. We stayed in Puerto Natales when we arrived to get our camping gear and food for the 5 day camping trip through the park. There was much arguing over what food to bring but eventually we decised on dried fruit and pasta, pasta and more pasta oh and a bit of chocolate! First morning we were brought out to the park with a bus of fellow hikers and got a catamaran over to our start point for this 75K stroll... The sceneary was spectacular from the start and got better as the days went by. The first day we trekked for 3.5hrs to Refugio Grey which is beside a Glaciar. We camped there in horrible weather but thankfully ... read more
Valley De Fances
Valley De Frances
El Torres - The Towers

South America » Chile » Magallanes » Torres del Paine April 22nd 2009

Before I go on there is a big gap in my blog, which I will update later on. For those of you who have been receiving Ads blog you will be right up to date. Strange title I know but it´s so true, it will all become clear. We have just got back from doing a 5 day trek around Torres Del Paine National Park (Chile). Here´s further info on the park for those of you interested: Met a lovely couple in Ushuaia, Jamie & Alexis and we ended up doing this trek with them. So the four of us headed off last Friday (17th) to do the W walk, which is 76km in total ( didn´t know this at the start)!! So off we set on the 07:30 bus, laden down with all ... read more
Cosy Camping
Happy Campers!
Dodgy Bridge

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