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Gallery: Torres Del Paine

Saturday, 7 Mar 2009 | Photo Gallery

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My quest was complete!

Wednesday, 4 Mar 2009 | Views [667]

Up at 5.30 in order to get to the Mirador (viewpoint) for the sunrise. It was certainly a shock to the system getting up so early in the freezing cold, and it was another thing climbing up over the rocks in the pitch black. But the view was most ... Read more >

Torres del Paine. Day 3 - Nearly there

Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | Views [485]

A long long day. I probably hiked over 20km with a full laden backpack. Again the scenery was amazing. From clambering over rocks and boulders, crossing alpine streams, along shores of lakes, heathland with wild horses to hiking the most challenging ... Read more >

Torres del Paine. day 2

Monday, 2 Mar 2009 | Views [517]

Another late start.. . Must be something I ate!.....I'm thinking the dried milk I bought was formula!!!  Didn't taste too bad actually. Unlike the day before where I could leave my tent and equipment at the site, the next leg of the trail meant ... Read more >

Gallery: Pucon, Chile

Thursday, 19 Feb 2009 | Photo Gallery

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Pucón - Ascent to Volcan Villirrica....at last!!!

Tuesday, 17 Feb 2009 | Views [720]

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!    Clear blue skies, sunshine……perfecto!!!!!! All good for climbing up the volcano.   We were all kitted out with mountain climbing equipment.   The overall kit list included: waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, gaiters, ... Read more >

Pucón ....back to school

Monday, 16 Feb 2009 | Views [489]

Spent the morning at school!    I'd booked myself on some Spanish lessons…I thought I had better learn some Spanish to get by since I'm going to be in South America for a few months.   It has been a while since I've been in a classroom too!    ... Read more >

Pucon - Abort volcano climb number 3 - this is getting ridiculous

Sunday, 15 Feb 2009 | Views [436]

Up early.... more rain....again.   This is getting ridiculous.   Ive decided to give up on the volcano idea.   In the evening, went white water rafting with some guys from the hostel (Nathan, Andrea and Elizabeth). ... Read more >

Pucón - aborted volcano trekking x 2

Saturday, 14 Feb 2009 | Views [615]

13 th Feb - Had hoped to climb the Villarrica Volcano but due to the rain first thing in the morning the guide and owner of the hostel advise that it would not be a good idea.  So getting up at 6:00 am was unnecessary ordea!  Spent the ... Read more >

Pucón - What a beautiful place

Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | Views [484]

Finally got to Pucón after the 11 hour bus trip.   Spent the rest of the day looking around the town and relaxing in the beautiful gardens of the Hostel Donde German.    Pucón is a small touristy town in the middle of the southern lake district ... Read more >

Auckland - Santiago - Pucon

Wednesday, 11 Feb 2009 | Views [510]

Sad goodbye to NZ……next destination Santiago, Chile.      Got ripped off by the taxi driver from the airport to the city….well… to be fair he did drive me to several places so I could get my bus ticket to Pucon and drop my bags ... Read more >



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