Lago Nordenskjöld

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  • Day11

    Torres del Paine, Chile

    February 15, 2016 in Chile ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Was mit einem herrlichen Aufstieg zum Mirador los Torres begann, endete in einer stürmischen, nächtlichen Odyssee auf der Suche nach einem Schlafplatz (bis zu 130km/h windgeschwindigkeit). Aus drei Tagen wandern wurde somit einer...:(Read more

  • Day4

    Campamento Torres to Camping La Torres

    April 5, 2016 in Chile ⋅ 🌫 16 °C

    Trekking Day 2: An early start to the day. We rolled out of our sleeping bags at 6:15am, grabbed our head lamps and warm cloths, and began an hour long steep 300m ascent up to the base of Las Torres lookout. The sunrise at Las Torres is a must see on the trek! We followed the trail by the light of our headlamps. It was very dream like watching all the headlamps float up the mountain. At one point 2 trekkers ran by us in the dark without any lights. I have no idea how they followed the trail. A short while later we made a wrong turn (which others followed) and had to backtrack 50m. It was quite a stressful climb with the worrying that we might miss the sunrise. However, despite the stress we made it to the top and sat and waited…the sun slowly crested the mountains to the rear and beams of light illuminated the towers into a magnificent fiery orange. What a sight to behold!

    After a short while, the mountain turn back to its boring gray and we headed back down to camp for breakfast. We enjoyed a delectable breakfast of gruel mixed with hot chocolate powder and dried apples. Apparently, we bought 5 bags of oat flour instead of rolled oats! Oops!

    After breakfast, we packed up and hiked back down via the same route to Hotel Torres and walked another 15 minutes beyond the hotel to Camping La Torres. After setting up camp, we met our guide Banca who would lead us through the backside of the mountain over the next 3 days. One luxury of this campsite is the refugio where you can order beer and food. We capped off the night with a cerveza and a game of Wizard.

    Sadly, after a long strenuous ascent and descent, our friends started to feel under the weather and opted to complete the shorter “W” circuit. We made plans to meet up in 3 days at Campamento Grey on the other side of the park.
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    One day we will visit there. Lol.

  • Day37

    TDP - Day 3

    April 27, 2015 in Chile ⋅ 🌫 25 °C

    Backpack free day (mostly)! Thank goodness!

    Today we hike up to viewpoint Britanico, a 5 hour round trip from Camp Italiano so we can leave our heavy packs behind.. Hurray! Still a rushed day though as we still need to pack up camp and head to the next camp site (Camp Cuernos) after that. 8.5hours all up!

    The scenery has changed quite a bit though, beautiful vast lakes and greenery, and a pebblestone beach. Camp Cuernos is a powered campsite so we enjoy cooking indoors in the kitchen provided and attempt (and fail) to dry our soggy muddy socks by the log burner. We enjoy a delicious hot chocolate at the refugio and retire for the evening in preparation for a big day tomorrow.
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  • Day18

    TdP: Giorno 2

    April 20, 2017 in Chile ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Sopravvissuti al primo giorno di Trekking, 9 ore di "passeggiata" con rientro al buio e sotto la pioggia, ci alziamo motivati per la seconda tappa del percorso, Torres Central - Refugio Cuernos. Secondo i nostri calcoli si tratta di 4.5 h di camminata leggera, perlopiù su un sentiero pianeggiante. Le gambe si fanno sentire dal giorno prima e le colline si trasformano in montagne insormontabili. Con lo zaino in spalla, lottando contro il vento e la pioggia nei chilometri finali del tragitto, raggiungiamo dopo 6 ore la nostra meta: il Refugio Cuernos. Qui ovviamente le docce e riscaldamenti non funzionano. Cerchiamo di tenerci svegli con i puzzle, ma alle 21 cediamo e andiamo a dormire ;-)Read more

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