Simon & Christine's 2005/2006 Trip travel blog


The Hidden Torres

This Water is Freezing!

Valle des Frances

Glacier Gray

Crossing back into Argentina, we headed for Puerto Natales and the Torres del Paine National Park. We spent a glorious 4 days trekking through this spectacular park, crossing grassy pampas where condors soar overhead, climbing alongside glaciers, fording icy rivers and camping in fairy woodlands. Unfortunately the Torres - three granite pillars often cast in a watermelon glow by the sunrise - failed to emerge from the clouds the morning we scrambled up the rocky path in the dark, but nonethless, the trek was a stunning introduction to Chile.

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