Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Patagonia - South

First glimpes of El Chalten. Laguna Torre, Glacier Torre and Cerro Torre hidden in the clouds. So much wind! Glacier Torre. Laguna Torre, Glacier Torre and Cerro Torre hidden in the clouds. Laguna Torre, Glacier Torre and Cerro Torre hidden in the clouds. Fitz Roy looming over El Chalten. Rio de las Vueltas flowing towards El Chalten. In awe. Fitz Roy Mirador. Bird in front of Fitz Roy. Glacier Piedras Blancas. Fitz Roy and glaciers panorama. Laguna de los Tres panorama. Fitz Roy. Fitz Roy and Poincenot. Fitz Roy and Laguna Sucia. Fitz Roy and Laguna Sucia panorama. Poincenot and Laguna Sucia. Post hike dessert. Hanging out with Mario and Florencia at Chorillo del Salto in El Chalten. Hanging out at Chorillo del Salto in El Chalten. Looking back towards the mountains of El Chalten. Looking back towards Fitzroy and Cerro Torre from almost 100km away. 23000km Super windy here ... better hold on! Windy times ... better hold on! Crowds on the pasarelas at Glacier Perito Moreno, Argentina. Glacier Perito Moreno, Argentina. Glacier Perito Moreno, Argentina. Patagonian sheep (not lamb) dinner.  Heads and shoulders the best meal of the trip.  So good we had to go back and talk with the chef about how he cooks the sheep. Generous Fabian who let us camp behind his house. Guanacos in the pampa. A common sight on the Patagonian roads. A fox in the pampa. Broken rear hub ... damn!  And so close to the end of the trip! Torres del Paine in the distance. Our wonderful home for the night in a highway shelter. Picturesque Puerto Natales, Chile. Picturesque Puerto Natales, Chile. Colours abound in Torres del Paine, Chile. Life starting to recover in Torres del Paine, Chile. Checking out the burnt forest in Torres del Paine, Chile. Hanging glacier in Valle Frances, Torres del Paine, Chile. Forest in Torres del Paine, Chile. Mountains peeking out in Torres del Paine, Chile. Mountains peeking out in Torres del Paine, Chile. Glacier in Valle Frances, Torres del Paine, Chile. In front of the Cuernos in Torres del Paine, Chile. The famous towers of Torres del Paine, Chile. The famous towers of Torres del Paine, Chile. The Torres del Paine massif, Chile. The towers of Torres del Paine, Chile. Wonderful roadside bus stops in Chile. Pampa, pampa, pampa on the way to Punta Arenas. Lunch stop in the police station outside Punta Arenas. Will you be my bridesmaid?  Yes!

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