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TEAM “GUANACO” COMPLETES THE FIRST HIKE IN EL CHALTEN

Hi everyone! The team traveled from El Calafate to El Chalten this morning. We drove along the shores of Argentino Lake (which is the biggest fresh water lake in Argentina) and Viedma Lake. We could see Viedma Glacier in the distance and a few icebergs floating in the lake. The hikers could also see rheas (large birds related to ostriches) and guanacos (camelids native to southamerica) during the drive. After discussing the characteristics of the guanaco, it was chosen as our team name. Once in El Chalten, we hiked to the Condors and Eagles lookouts with great views of the little town and Viedma Lake. We could spot three condors nicely riding the thermals as well! The day ended with a nice dinner at La Tapera Restaurant. Team members say hi and send their best to families and friends. Thanks for following. More soon!

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THE “TREKKING IN PATAGONIA” TRIP GETS STARTED!

The trekkers are arriving today to the argentinian town of El Calafate so the trip is about to start. On the picture, taken a couple of days ago, you can see the sun-kissed emblematic spires of Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy. This is El Chalten’s iconic skyline. Fantastic! Wishing the Alpine Ascents hikers a great trek in Patagonia! More soon!

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PATAGONIA TREK 2019 – THE TEAM ENJOYS FANTASTIC VIEWS OF THE PAINE TOWERS

Hello family and friends! We had perfect weather again today for our hike up the iconic base-view of the Towers. The view from up there was majestically beautiful. The team was in great spirits and enjoyed every stage of today’s hike. Back at EcoCamp, we had a celebration dinner and talked about our entire journey in Patagonia. We will travel to Punta Arenas tomorrow where our trip ends. We are full of good memories. Thanks for following us!
Our best to you all!

PATAGONIA TREK 2019 – HIKE TO GLACIER GREY AND FANTASTIC VIEWS OF THE PAINE HORNS & SPIRES

Hi everyone!
The weather was beautiful today, clear and windless. We hiked from Refugio Paine Grande to Glacier Grey enjoying marvelous views of the Paine Horns, Lake Grey and Glacier Grey. The colors and contrasts of the different landscapes that we could see were unique. The hike was 4 hours long and then we boarded a catamaran which sailed to the impressive facade of the glacier. After that, we navigated to the southern end of Lake Gray from where our private van took us back to EcoCamp. We had a really tasty dinner in the evening accompanied with some good chilean wine. The team is having lots of fun. It was a great and very rewarding day. We are looking forward to hiking to the iconic base view of the Paine Towers tomorrow.
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All the best

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 Valley. Not much of a view due to the clouds. However, during the return hike to the Paine hut, they could see the rocky peaks known as Espada, Hoja, Mascara, Cuerno Norte and Punta Bariloche. Team members are doing well and looking forward to hiking to Grey glacier tomorrow.
They all say hi to family and friends.
Thanks for tuning in.
More soon!

The guides were excellent; the hikes were beautiful and it was a great experience. I very much enjoyed exploring that part of the world. Overall, a great trip! I’d highly recommend it.

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