TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

We’ve traded bikes for backpacks and have decided to hike for 4 days in the Torres del Paine national park. Several buses later and many pesos exchanged we were finally in the park. Simply breathtaking is the best way to describe it.

We planned to walk the typical “W” route which takes in the major sites – Grey Glacier, Valle de Frances and the Torres.

Glacier Grey was immense, so much frozen water! Jess saw a big piece fall off, but unfortunately I was busy peering into my water bottle for some reason?? I got my revenge by brewing up a tea with 1,000 year old glacier ice back at camp.

The Valle de Frances was our favourite part. The mountains there were alive, avalanches were constant and sounded like thunder all down the valley.

By now the packs were getting heavy and the hiking harder. Or maybe it was the 700km we had cycled just prior? We decided to skip the Torres and spend another night in Frances before making the trek out of the park. After all this is meant to be our rest from the bike!

Inspired and rested we are now back in Puerto Natales and preparing for a 500km ride north to El Chaiten. From there we leave Patagonia behind, take the overland path to Chile and begin our ride along the Carretera Austral.

No wind is all Jess and I want this Christmas. We’re aiming to be there by the 25th.

From Jess and I a Merry Christmas to all.

Simply breathtaking

Simply breathtaking

El presento Glacier Grey

El presento Glacier Grey

Happy camper

Happy camper

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