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Torres Del Paine National Park, Day Four

CHILE | Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | Views [345]

After another very pleasant night in the tent we ate our breakfast and set off on our last morning of walking up to the grey lake and grey glacier lookout and back - this glacier forms part of the Southern Patagonian ice field. We walked about 12km. ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, lakes, mountains, wildlife

Torres del Paine National Park, Day Three

CHILE | Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | Views [271]

An earlier start this morning.  Again an early morning visit to the lake to see the sunrise over the mountains.  We walked in the shadow of the Pina Grande. and up in to the French Valley.  We saw cera cera falcons and a flock of parakeets.... Read more >

Tags: galcier, hiking, lakes, mountains

Torres del Paine National Park, Day Two

CHILE | Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | Views [310]

Today we had a leisurely start which was good as we had time to explore the area where the campsite was and indulge in the photography. Breakfast was sumptuous! We were still up early though as we wanted to see the sunrise over the towers, and would ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, lake, mountains

Torres Del Paine National Park, Day One

CHILE | Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | Views [367]

We had an early start to get to the national park. It was about a two hour bus ride from Puerto Natales via cerro castillo where the border with Argentina is. We saw lots of wildlife on the journey: Rhea Condors Guanecos Black-crested buzzard ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains, nightsky, river, scenery, wildlife

Bariloche, Northern Patagonia

ARGENTINA | Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | Views [404]

We arrived around lunchtime so once we had checked in we went for lunch, a chicken schitzel napolitana, and then walked around the town together.  We saw the civic square, the cathedral and the many chocolate shops.  We went to the best one ... Read more >

Tags: glacier, hiking, lake, mountains, on the road, volcano, waterfall

Kepler Track closed!

NEW ZEALAND | Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | Views [240]

This morning we woke up after a very cold night at Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track, to a thick layer of snow outside, around 20cm about the hut according to the DOC ranger.  After breakfast he came to do his weather report, which was for snow, ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains

The Kepler Track

NEW ZEALAND | Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | Views [246]

9.30am - bus to the control gates to start the Kepler Track.  An hour in to the walk - rain! It was flat for the first hour to Brod Bay.  Then there was a continuous climb up to Mt Luxmore and the Luxmore Hut.  This leg takes 5-6 hours ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains

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