Tag: Patagonia

Patagonia Treak 2019 – START OF “W TREK” IN TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK

Hello everyone! The team crossed the border from Argentina to Chile and was welcomed with awesome views of the entire Torres del Paine Massif on a perfect clear day. They checked-in at EcoCamp and after spending one night in the cozy domes, they started the world famous “W Trek”. The team hiked to the French […]

Patagonia Trek 2019 – FANTASTIC VIEWS OF FITZ ROY MASSIF FROM “DE LOS TRES” LAKE

Hi everyone! Today was a fantastic day! The weather cooperated so the team could enjoy a great hike to “De los Tres” Lake with marvelous views of the impressive and beautiful granite spires of Mount Fitz Roy, Poincenot and the other peaks of this massif. Big congrats to the team members on a great performance […]

2019 Patagonia Trek Gets Started!

Hello family and friends. The Alpine Ascents trekking group has arrived to Argentinian Patagonia. It is a team of five hikers who are eager to hit the trails in this beautiful part of South America: Jamie and Art, Jeannie and John and Pete. Yesterday, we traveled by private bus from El Calafate to El Chalten […]

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. […]

Patagonia Trek Team – Oustanding Visit to Perito Moreno Glacier!

The team did a one hour long nautical safari to observe the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier from up close and then walked on the footbridges from where they could observe giants chunks of ice plummet into the waters of the lake. Our local tour guide Silvia did an awesome job along the day. Thank you […]

Patagonia Trek Team – Spectacular Day with Fantastic Views

Hello everybody. The weather was superb yesterday and the team enjoyed marvelous views of the Fitz Roy massif, the Patagonian steppe and the vast Viedma lake. All team members are doing well and fascinated by the beauty of Patagonia. Today, we will leave the small town of El Chalten after breakfast. We will go on […]

Patagonia Trek Team hikes to Laguna de los Tres Lake

After breakfast, they followed the trail and had a close encounter with two Magellanic woodpeckers. A little later, they enjoyed a fantastic view of the “Piedras Blancas” glacier and lake. They stopped at a small hut to enjoy lunch and continued hiking up a steep rocky trail to Laguna de los Tres Lake. Everyone is happy. […]

Patagonia Trek 2018 Begins!

Hello family and friends, The team members arrived to the argentinian town of El Calafate safe and sound. We spent one night there and the following day we enjoyed a bus ride beside Lago Argentina and the Viedma lake. In the afternoon we hiked for two hours to prepare us for today’s hike to Torre […]

Team Super-Trained Hoping Wind Holds Out for Summit Bid Tomorrow

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Cerro San Lorenzo Kicks Off!

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