Patagonia Trek Team – Torres del Paine National Park in Chile

Once at EcoCamp, which is located in the heart of the National Park, the team divided into two groups.

Karen, John, Suzanne, Steve, Daniel, Shannon, Laura and Mike hiked to the French Valley yesterday, where they could admire the Paine Horns. Today they walked to Grey Glacier where they took the catamaran to sail to the huge facade of the glacier. From the southern end of Grey Glacier, the van brought them back to EcoCamp. They are in good spirits and all are doing fine.
Claire, Joe, Debra, Mark, Vicky, Roberta, Jason, Darrell, Allen and José Luis started the tour in Torres del Paine National Park with a hike to the Paine Towers. It was a wet and cloudy days but now and then they could see the famous Towers. Today they hiked to the French Valley. Again, it was a wet and cloudy day, but they did a variation of the trail and reached the French Glacier of the Cerro Paine Grande. Once they got there, it cleared up and they had a spectacular view of the Paine Horns and the “Glaciar del Francés”. The members of this group are also all doing fine.
Everybody says “hello” to family and friends.
Please stay tuned!
Team members hiking with the Paine Horns in the background
Hiking towards the French Glacier Lookout

 

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