Porto Natales - First Teck

Trip Start Dec 10, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

First Trek Ever!!! so we did our first track - Torres Del Paine - We
did it in 4 days. We did it 4 people: Keren, Oren, Shahar and I. The equipment: 2 tents, 3 Muchillas,one bag and FOOD.

On the first day the weather was great, we had a little bet of sun
little of wind it was great cause on the beginning we had to go up the
hill, it was hard but we made it! It was about 4 hours of walking with
beautiful view of rivers, amazing blue lake, trees and all around there were mountains with
snow at there tops. We got to the camp around 5 pm, Keren
and I learned how to build a tent - Kol-Hakavod for us! :)
and than we decided to go up the mountain and see the Torres - the
Torres are amazing Granit mountains - as we started our walking it
started to rain, but we are tougher than that... rain won't stop us...
so we continued to climb the mountain, the rain got worth and as we got to the top it started to snow and the wind was horrible, I think we can say we've been in to a Sufat snow :) It was scary and cool at the same time. When we got the top of the mountain there was fugue
everywhere so we could only see a little part of the Laguna and the
start of the Torres, Oh and the snow in our eyes :) So, we got off the mountain and went to the tent to make our first dinner... don't remember what it was and I don't think it was matter cause we were so hungry and cold :)
On the second day - We didn't manage to wake up... you can say it was my fault... but everybody enjoined from that mistake :), so we woke up about 9:30 AM, ate something and went again to climb the mountain and see the Torres, they are amazing as you can see in the pictures. after we climb for an hour on the mountain all of a sudden there is a blue green Laguna with high beautiful mountains with snow on the top, I really can explain it with words...
After we saw the Torres (it was 12 AM by the way) we had to walk 22 km :) - HIPPY! when we started to walk the wind came out of no where... It was so strong so when I wanted to get off from a little rock the wind pushed me and the Muchila and I fell down on my ass - It was funny :) That day was pretty hard cause we waked all the way with our equipment on our back and there were allots of hills to climb, but when you thing you don't have the strength to continue you look around you and than you understand where you are and the view worth it :) in the evening (about 8:30 PM) we saw the sign for the camp, we were so tired so it made us so happy, but what we didn't know that there is an hour walk from that sign to the camp, and it started raining, we got wet all over. When we got to the camp we built the tents and made dinner in the tents with our eyes close :)
On the third day - We've got up at 9 AM again... but it was very foggy, so we didn't go the Emek Ha Tzarfati, people told us that they went there and they couldn't see anything. So at that day we had only 3 hour walk to the next camp. It was a resting day, cause the next camp was a payment camp - which means there is a little warm kitchen that we can cook in it, it has showers there (but come on... we are on trek... we were dirty and stinky and we loved it!).
On the last day - We woke up and went to see the Glacier Grey, it was 3 hours walk (I think) for one way and it was with out equipment... piece of cake :) we've got to the viewpoint of the glacier, the wind there was so strong, I felt like Merry Poppins :) at 6 PM we took the Maaboret (I have no idea how you say it in English :)) and after that we took the but to the hostel.
We've got back tired, but happy :)
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ariel_bh on

Hehe Keep on treking!
Maaboret = Ferry
Take care...

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