Believe it or not, we’ve spent the last five days camping and trekking in Torres del Paine National Park. We’ve done the very famous “W”, a trek that looks (you´ve guessed it) like a W in the map. We’ve seen the impressive Paine towers, walked around forests, river streams, lakes and glaciers; scrambled over rocks, boulders, and rickerty bridges; battled against 40mph winds and sudden downpours of rain! And all that while carrying our camping gear and our food for five days! Uff! The trek wasn´t easy, we´ve done an average of 7 hours a day, but the views made it worthwile! There were lots of people trekking and we all motivated each other. We met a nice couple, Rudolf and Ivanna (hope the spelling is right!), who were doing the “W”at the same time and it was fun to meet on the road and at the end of the day. It was great to always have someone to talk to about the day when we got to the campsite in the evening. The “W” is part of a bigger trek, the Circuit, and we´ve enjoyed it so much that we aim to come back and do the whole thing soon!

Jon and Blanca at glacier grey

Blanca and Jon conquering Torres Del Paine

Blanca scrambling over the rocks

Jon in his sexy hat

Aunque no os lo creais, hemos pasado los ultimos cinco dias de acampada y excursionismo en el Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. Hemos hecho el recorrido “W” que, en el mapa, se parece (a que no lo adivinais?) a una W. Hemos visto las famosas Torres del Paine, caminado por bosques, arroyos, lagos y glaciares; trepado por rocas enormes y puentes desvencijados, y luchado contra vientos de 50 km la hora, y fuertes lluvias repentinas! Todo eso, mientras cargabamos con el equipo de camping y la comida para cinco dias! Uff! El recorrido no era facil, y hemos hecho una media de 7 horas al dia, pero merece la pena por las vistas. Habia mucha gente haciendo el mismo recorrido, y todos nos animabamos los unos a los otros. Conocimos a una pareja, Rudolph e Ivanna, que tambien estaban haciendo la “W” y nos encanto tener a alguien con quien comentar el dia cuando llegabamos a los campamentos. El recorrido “W” es parte de un recorrido mas grande, el Circuito, y hacerlo nos ha gustado tanto que ya estamos planeando volver para hacerlo entero pronto.

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