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Trekking the Torres del Paine Circuit in Patagonia – part 2 (Travel Documentary 052)

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The Torres! In part 2 of my hiking adventure at the Torres del Paine National Park I make my way up to the most significant landmark after visiting the crystal blue Lago Pehoé und the stunning Valle del Frances in the first part – I had the chance to take some great shots as well as timelapse footage for this episode.

At the morning of Day 3 I already felt what I have been doing during the last days but I was highly motivated due to the fact that this was the day to hike to the base of the “Torres del Paine”. This is why I got up really early as one of the first when it was still dark as the stretch was a long one – at the end only uphill.

The space at the camp Torres is limited as it is a free campsite (read more about campsites and information) so you need to be early to safe a good spot. As you see it has been a good decision to start so early: the weather and the views have been great.
After 7hours I finally arrived at the campsite and beside 2 climbers who have been there since a week I was the first one to setup his tent at the campamento in the afternoon.

Having more time than expected allowed me also to use the rest of the day to hike up to the Towers (Torres) – another very good decision as the next morning has been cloudy and rainy. Nevertheless I got up at 4 a.m. to see the sunset up there but the only thing I got was: completely soaked!
Facing the next long stretch I was hoping for better weather later on that day and strapped my wet stuff around my backpack.

I was lucky: indeed the sun came out and the hike to Serón was long but nice to walk!

The journey goes on in the next episode with the hike to the backside of the park where the John Gardner Pass offers overwhelming views to the Southern Patagonian Icefield. Meanwhile checkout the ultimate  Trekking Guide Torres del Paine with all informations needed to experience this awesome park on your own.
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Shownotes

Information from Wikipedia: Torres del Paine

Music: “The Last Song You Will Ever Hear” by DeeJayDar

 

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Disclosure:

My accommodation in Puerto Natales was supported by Hostelbookers.com – together with Traveldudes they help me to show you South America on my #HolaGringo trip.
All the content I provide from my travels is completely my own – this goes for opinions and views as well as for recommendations.

 

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