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  • Backpacking and hiking in Patagonia

    My wife and I traveled down to Patagonia in the second half of December and did a 9 day backpacking trip in Torres del Paine National Park. We hiked what is known as the Circuit Trek. It circumnavigates around the park and provides some really amazing views. The trek is 80 miles in length and has about 16,500 feet of elevation gain. We did at a fairly leisure pace and really enjoyed ourselves. I wrote up a full trip report with all my pictures and everything I learned, which can be accessed here: https://backpackersreview.wordpress....paine-circuit/



    After the trek in Torres del Paine, we spent 5 days hiking in the Argentina side of Patagonia. We first visited the town of El Chalten and did a couple day hikes which had views of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. We then went to El Calafate and explored the area around the Perito Moreno Glacier. Here is a blog post with the full description, maps, and many pictures: https://backpackersreview.wordpress....national-park/





  • #2
    Looked like a fantastic trip...great images...thanks for passing along
    www.brandtbolding.com

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    • #3
      Superb story and photos-thank you, truly enjoyable

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      • #4
        Wow! Great trip! Thanks for sharing your incredible trip report and pictures.

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        • #5
          I'm glad you all found it enjoyable to read! I am happy to answer any questions about Torres del Paine as well.

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          • #6
            jartelt just read "The Tower..." by Kelly Cordes a few weeks back - one of the greatest. Nice to see these images/report as an "addendum"
            www.brandtbolding.com

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            • #7
              Awesome, how's the travel for a non-Spanish speaker?
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              Pics: https://www.flickr.com/photos/145945713@N02/
              http://www.athikerpictures.org/syste...jpg
              https://smokebeard.wordpress.com/

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              • #8
                My wife and I have very basic Spanish skills and had no issues. You could make it fine with no Spanish vocabulary. We had a few instances where the bus drivers or rangers said something and we didn't understand a word. In that case, you just go with the crowd or kindly ask another tourist to translate for you

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