Cerro Torre: Towering Above the Clouds

We were standing at the mirador watching the clouds play hide and seek with the jagged peaks of Cerro Torre. Clouds had come in overnight, shrouding the mountains in a bluish gray pallor, limiting our views of the three granite spires. Fortunately the clouds were at the level of the higher peaks and made for… Continue reading Cerro Torre: Towering Above the Clouds

Fitz Roy, Up Close

Taking the Ranger’s advice, we were hiking Laguna de Los Tres trail to the base of Fitz Roy today. With our day of “rest” behind us we just hoped our bodies were recovered enough to hike the 13 miles to Fitz Roy and back. Instead of starting at the trail head from town and doubling back, we… Continue reading Fitz Roy, Up Close

El Chalten: Gliking in Patagonia-Argentina

Call us masochists. Instead of sleeping in and resting our tired old bodies, we were on a 7 am bus on our way to El Chalten, Argentina, to spend 3 days hiking the superb trails of Cerro Torre and Monte Fitz Roy, part of Los Glaciares National Park, a world heritage site. You would think we… Continue reading El Chalten: Gliking in Patagonia-Argentina

Day 5: W is for Weary & Wistful

Triumphant. Jubilant. Exhausted. These were our feelings summing up our last day in Torres del Paine as we arrived at Paine Grande, officially completing the W circuit. It was absolutely one of the most incredible experiences we’ve had in our lives, and this World Biosphere Reserve is worthy of all its accolades, praise and worship.… Continue reading Day 5: W is for Weary & Wistful

Torres del Paine: Hiking the W Circuit

For us Torres del Paine is Patagonia. Years of dreaming about seeing the three iconic granite monoliths rising above the Paine mountain range is what lured us here. And we were going to spend 5 days backpacking the world-famous W trek. Ranked among the best multi-day hikes in the world, the W Circuit in Torres del… Continue reading Torres del Paine: Hiking the W Circuit