Travel Blogs from Torres del Paine, Chile

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Buses, ferries and boarder crossings...27-1 Dec., Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Buses, ferries and boarder crossings...27-1 Dec.

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... and where I am going. We are now heading back into Chile to the town of Puerto Natales to visit another must see – Torres del Paines.  Thankfully only 6 hours to PN, but that does involve another border crossing. At least I am getting lots of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stroll in the park, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Stroll in the park

A travel blog entry by timtravels

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... about the tramp. I had heard about this from people I had met earlier. Every day a hostel holds a briefing about the Torres del Paine trek and what you will need. After the meeting we headed over to a rental place and rented everything we were going to ...

Torres del Paine, Feet of Pain, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Torres del Paine, Feet of Pain

A travel blog entry by dan_the_man

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... of food, then caught a bus to the park, two hours away. Our initial plan was to hike the full circuit around the Torres del Paine mountains, a trek we hoped to complete in seven days. When we arrived, we were told that the northern part of the circuit ...

Penguins, Ostrichs and a long snooze, Torres del Paine, Chile travel blog

Penguins, Ostrichs and a long snooze

A travel blog entry by prieststrip

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We left with Patty-gonia for our long ride to Torres del Paine National Park.  Thankfully the kids are well and truly used to sitting in 4x4's, transits, small cars for long periods of time so the six hours in front of us doesn’t faze the kids nor ...

Day 1 in Torres Del Paine National Park, Torres Del Paine, Chile travel blog

Day 1 in Torres Del Paine National Park

A travel blog entry by alohagypsies

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We took a 2 hour bus ride from Puerto Natales to Torres Del Paine National Park. The bus was full of backpackers from all over the world, some just out of college, some on vacation and some taking a year off to travel the globe. We arrived at the park's ...

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