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Day 4 - W Trek - Whiteout, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Day 4 - W Trek - Whiteout

A travel blog entry by florby

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... and ankles did not feel the strains of the last few treks today at least. And the icy water in my shoe also numbed my senses to a 20 cent coin blister on my right heel. Snow isn't that bad after all! Backdated for 25th May 2013 Torres Del Paine, ...

Day 3 W Hike - Valle del Francés, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Day 3 W Hike - Valle del Francés

A travel blog entry by florby

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... we got closer to the mountains and glaciers as we got deeper in. It was freezing when we reached the camp. Quickly made dinner and a heat pack using an insulated water bottle to get me through the night. Backdated for 24 May 2013 Torres Del Paine, ...

The W Trek - Day 1, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

The W Trek - Day 1

A travel blog entry by florby

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... being the most demanding. Set up camp at Paine Grande (4900pesos pp), cooked dinner (instant pasta failed us and we ha noodles instead). Looking forward to a chilly night! (-2C tonight) Campsite Paine Grande, Torres Del Paine, Chile 22 May 2013, ...

Day 2: W Paine Trek - Glaciar Grey, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Day 2: W Paine Trek - Glaciar Grey

A travel blog entry by florby

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... us non-hikers on the roughness of the terrain. The Glaciar views did not disappoint - you can't see the end of the ice field (which apparently extends all the way to Perito Moreno Glaciar in El Calafate) Backdated for 23 May 2013 Torres Del Paine, ...

Dial W for Walking, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Dial W for Walking

A travel blog entry by travellingtans

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... my 30th birthday and about to head for the trek of our lives. We left El Calafate heading towards the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine in Chile, unsure of whether we would be doing the famous W Trek. The W Trek is famous amongst trekkers, so named ...

...blue skies from pain..., Torres del Paine National Park and Puerto Natales, Chile travel blog

...blue skies from pain...

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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It's the second day of my trekking around Torres del Paine National Park. I'm doing the classic "W-hike". I'm walking up Valle del Francés, my long thick hair whips me violently in the face, and reminds me that I need a haircut, again! The howling wind ...

On the rocks, with ice., El Calafate and Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina travel blog

On the rocks, with ice.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... if any at all. So if you are looking for a gold mine, I may have just found it. I am staying at the superb America del Sur Hostel, a few minutes walk outside the city center. Just had to mention the place, as it's one of the best and friendliest hostels I ...

Does half a

Does half a "W"make a "V"??

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... 't feel that much lighter than it normally does, and that's about 14kg! We ended up doing half of the W trek in Torres del Paine....but that wasn't because our legs were knackered, we were exhausted from no sleep, our feet had blisters, the weather was ...

Trekking in Torres del Paine, West to East Torres del Paine National Park, Chile travel blog

Trekking in Torres del Paine

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... also (had to as lot of it booked up already) for the park which is expensive too. Bus is about 2 hours north to Torres del Paine national park. I sleep most of the way there and when I wake up it is clear skies and sunny. Looks like I am going to go ...

Hiking in Patagonia, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Hiking in Patagonia

A travel blog entry by jill_and_andy

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... and a jolly hello to centolla, the king crab famous in this southern Chilean region. Our first Chilean adventure was hiking in Torres del Paine. We hiked the popular "W" Circuit, which meant following the same people from refugio to refugio each day. ...

wandering into the wintey wild wilderness, Peurto Natales, Chile travel blog

wandering into the wintey wild wilderness

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Another 24 hour bus journey lands us in Natales, a small Chilean town used as an entrance to Park National Torres de Paine, which roughly translates into the Park National Torrent of Pain... hahaha. We are here to buy all the necessary supplies to go ...

Tourist Hell Pain, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Tourist Hell Pain

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... who I had shared a cabin with on the boat. Puerto Natales is the main base for the hiking mecca of the Torres del Paine National Park. In season I imagine the town to be buzzing with people either setting out for or returning from the wildly ...

Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine National Park

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... than anywhere over the Argentinian side. Torres del Paine Puerto Natales is a town in the south of Chile, a short distance from the famous Torres del Paine national park. Here the town, with it's wooden houses, it's cool climate, and it's ...

Torres del Paine Part II, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine Part II

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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By the second day we were referring to Torres del Paine as "Towers of Pain". The trail itself isn't terribly difficult on it's own, but we typically hiked 12 miles a day with heavy packs through every conceivable type of weather: rain, sleet, snow, ...

South Pole Santa Comes by Boat, Puerto Eden, Chile travel blog

South Pole Santa Comes by Boat

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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Puerto Eden was the featured stop for Monday, according to the script. Located on Wellington Island at Latitude 49 (Seattle is 47), Puerto Eden has only 160 residents. We were told two things at the evening briefing the night before. One, we would ...

Torres del Paine Part I - furious winds, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine Part I - furious winds

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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... on our backs for 5 days of strenuous hiking into the wilds of Patagonia.         Torres del Paine was painfully beautiful - but there was a price - we slogged through mud, ...

Torres del Paine Part III, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine Part III

A travel blog entry by seankervin

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... to the base camp, packed all our wet gear and hiked down to meet the rest of the group. In all, Torres del Paine was an amazing experience.  I'm not sure if it was amazing in spite of the difficulty, or because of the ...

The 8th Wonder of the World, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

The 8th Wonder of the World

A travel blog entry by beardandblonde

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Blonde The renowned Torres del Paine National Park, located in Southern Chile, has been a UNESCO Biosphere since 1978 and was recently chosen as the 8th Wonder of the World. It consists of truly breath-taking, natural beauty; landscapes filled with ...

National Park Torres del Paine - No.1 in S.America, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

National Park Torres del Paine - No.1 in S.America

A travel blog entry by suenson_taylors

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We get whisked away at 6.30 in the morning to our next destination, Parque National Torres del Paine. Still in Patagonia but on the Chilean side, it is reputed to be 'trekker's heaven’ and South America’s finest national park. Soaring ...

Trekking in Torres del Paine, incl a glacier hike, Torres del Paine, Patagonia, Chile travel blog

Trekking in Torres del Paine, incl a glacier hike

A travel blog entry by walt

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Just back from five days trekking in the Torres del Paine national park. Amazing sights... mint-green lakes with brilliant icebergs on them; Glacier Grey, calving bergs into the lake; other glaciers going over precipices; and of course, the mountains ...

Not Bad for a Couple of Old Farts, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Not Bad for a Couple of Old Farts

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... while the others have always been hostile. I would welcome thoughts from any of you on this topic. ---------------------- Logistics for Torres del Paine. If you can afford it, rent a car. Most of the key sites are accessible by bus, ...

Why do they call it a W?, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Why do they call it a W?

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... for 15 hours, non-stop.  So we opted to stay in bed, and take a miss on hiking up to the lookout.  At the same Torres lookout that John had visited the day before, you can arrive at sunrise to see the best views of the red towers at dawn.  ...

Life in Rural Patagonia, Rio Serrano, Chile travel blog

Life in Rural Patagonia

A travel blog entry by fishtails04

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... Vicky is an English woman who first came to Chile in 1994 on a two-week holiday, and during a 4 day adventure package in Torres del Paine, she fell in love with her guide, Gonzalo.  They corresponded for a year, when she returned to England, and then ...

Torres del Paine 05. - 08.01.2013, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine 05. - 08.01.2013

A travel blog entry by adri.ana

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Waterfall, ferry, autumn trees and glaciers, Torres Del Paine, Chile travel blog

Waterfall, ferry, autumn trees and glaciers

A travel blog entry by mattyjordan

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... us on the hike with pat and tom. We paid for the ferry which took us about half an hour and then we arrived at Paine Grande refugio. Our first task was to carry our stuff to refugio grey where we were spending our first night camping. The hike was 11km ...

Se me terminaron los medicamentos, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Se me terminaron los medicamentos

A travel blog entry by rowdave

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... on the catarmaran. The sun was out and everyone was pretty excited so it was hard not to be. We landed at Refugio Paine Grande with the lake sparkling and Dave finding chocolate milk at the store there for our cornflakes. We met a Scottish couple from ...

Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine National Park

A travel blog entry by dlaunay

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... we were in Tourist Central. The weather was ok but too cloudy to see the "towers" (peaks on Paine Mount, hence the name Torres del Paine). We got to see condors, vicuñas and even flamingos (had to use my binoculars for that one). We did a short hike to ...

Torres: last day, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Torres: last day

A travel blog entry by sconedogger

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Got up at 4:30 to hike up to the towers and see them at sunrise. We made it just in time to see the sun trying to peek through a mist of fog and snowy clouds. It got durn cold when the wind started blowin´. After we each had our fill, we headed ...

Life. Changing, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Life. Changing

A travel blog entry by jessmargaret

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... a bit of time constraint because of bus/flight schedules. Friday we spent the day getting prepped for the big trip to Torres del Paine National Park. Rented our tent, cooking equipment, poles, bought food, supplies, etc. Saturday morning we were on the ...

Pride is more important than water, Parc national Torres del paine, Chile travel blog

Pride is more important than water

A travel blog entry by kiwi_surfer

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... ; Luckily it was pushing us from behind, cutting our 6 hour leg into a 4 1/2 hr one. I thoroughly enjoyed hiking through Torres Del Paine; approx 123km. Even more so with Johannes camera. I feel disappointed comparing photos on my camera, to photos I´ve ...

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