Laguna Larga

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  • Day1955

    Dezember 2016: Patagonien

    December 8, 2016 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Moreno Glacier:
    If Patagonia is synonymous with jaw-droppingly beautiful mountain scenery, then the Perito Moreno Glacier certainly doesn’t disappoint. This incredible glacier is the highlight of the southern region of Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, a spectacular wall of ice over 60m tall above the water and 5km wide. One of only three Patagonian glaciers that are not retreating, you can stand on one of the many catwalks and marvel at the glacier, listening to it creak and watching as enormous chunks crash into the water. It’s also possible to take a short boat trip out onto the lake in order to get up even closer to the face of the glacier itself.

    El Chalten:
    The clouds that form around the summit of the surrounding mountains were mistaken for smoke, which gave the name „Chalten“ which means volcano. The picturesque landscape is a perfect place for hiking, as there is so much to explore and the rewards of constant beautiful sights gives a perfect reason to hike.

    Los Glaciares National Park:
    Los Glaciares National Park is probably home to some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Argentina, if not South America. This is classic picture-book Patagonia, wherever you turn you’re surrounded by wide open skies, magnificent mountains, incredible glaciers, glistening lakes and thick verdant forest. Los Glaciares covers a massive area and there are two main gateways to the park; to the south, El Calafate provides access to Lago Argentino and the Perito Moreno Glacier and surrounding area, then in the North, the small town of El Chalten can be used as a base to explore the Fitzroy Mountains and Lake Viedma and it’s glacier.

    Mount Fitz Roy:
    Part of the Andes mountain range, Mount Fitz Roy is one of the most challenging peaks in the world. Just look at those rocky angles. Beautiful to look at, impossible to climb, however, attracting adventurous mountaineers. Named after meteorologist and captain Robert FitzRoy, who traveled with Charles Darwin around the world, the peak is 1,951 m (6,401 ft) height. On the border of Argentina and Chile, Mount Fitz Roy stands in an undefined territory, but the Los Glaciares park is in Argentina. Although it is not that high, the mountain is indeed challenging for the climbers. Mount Everest is 8,848 m (29,029 ft) height, but approximately 100 people reach its summit every year, while only one climber might succeed in reaching Mount Fitz Roy due to its shape and extremely severe wind.

    Wolfgang am 25.04.2017
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  • Day35

    Torres Del Paine - Day 1

    April 25, 2015 in Chile ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    And we're off!
    Up in the dark of the night (its doesn't get light till 830am) for the morning bus we only just get to the station in time. A 2 hour journey later the sun is up and we arrive at the park.. and it is beautiful! Open fields and mountains everywhere.. We are really in Patagonia now!
    A quick hike up to a nearby waterfall and it is stunning.. the brightest aqua blue water I have ever seen! Also animal sighting for the day, a little armadillo digging a hole :-)
    We hop on a ferry to the west side of the park and it begins. First stop is camp grey, an 11km, 4.5 hour hike away. Getting used to the weight of the backpacks its a hard slog but the nice scenery helps. About an hour from the end we hike up a hill and OMG- up over the horizon is a huge glaciar! Wow. We get to the camp site and hike out to the glaciar viewpoint just in time for sunset.. not a bad way to end the day :-)
    We settle into camp and cook our first meal of tuna pasta with cheese- was pretty good! Our newfound friends Jared, Michelle and Jess provide entertainment for the evening after having left all their cutlery and cooking utensils behind and trying to navigate through the camp with an I phone light as they didn't have headlamps :-)
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  • Day15

    Torres del Paine

    November 19, 2016 in Chile ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Nous passons la nuit dans un joli hôtel cosy-écolo situé dans le parc et donnant sur les montagnes du Paine.
    Nous passons la journée à sillonner le parc riche en lacs et beaux points de vue.
    Nous ne comptons plus les guanacos (petits lamas) .
    Aujourd'hui nous avons vu toutes les nuances de bleu sur les lacs: émeraude, turquoise, azur, outremer et même un bleu laiteux indéfinissable.

    Belle journée encore.
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  • Day15

    Direction le Chili!

    November 19, 2016 in Chile ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    La grande escapade!

    Départ en taxi puis long trajet en bus dans un paysage désolé et .... passage de frontière : Et j'te sors le passeport et j'te remplis une fiche d'immigration. Et j'te trimballe TOUS les bagages. Et j'te signe un document Et j'te remballe le tout et nous voilà au Chili . Récupération de la voiture de location, plein d'essence et de vivres et en avant la grande aventure et la nationale 40 goudronnée parfois, en piste le plus souvent. Robert est au volant : les nids d'poules, il connaît!
    Le paysage change, un peu d'herbe, les "tours du Paine" apparaissent même pas dans la brume mais en pleine majesté ce qui est rare paraît-il.
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