Hiking the Cerro Castillo, Chilean Northern Patagonia

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During my 3-weeks stay at the Cerveceria Caiquen in a little village in Northern Patagonia, I had the chance to hiking the Cerro Castillo, a mountain – believe me, it’s not a hill as the literal translation would suggest – which is the highest peak in the central Patagonian Andes. This one-day hike is not particularly difficult, although a good … Read More

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 5

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Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 5

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 5 is part of a 5-posts series. Find Day 1 here.  I wake up at 7.03. As every morning, the first thing I do is putting my glasses on. I try to find them in the top pocket of the tent, but apparently, they are not there. ‘Where are my glasses?’ I sleepily ask the … Read More

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 4

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Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 4

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 4 is part of a 5-posts series. Find Day 5 here.  This morning the alarm clock is earlier than usual and at 7.33 I’m already up. Milk powder is in the pot warming up. At 9, Xavi and I begin the trek. After a few hundred meters (just surpassed the forested area) the Glaciar Gray … Read More

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 3

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Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 3\

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 3 is part of a 5-posts series. Find Day 4 here.  My knees hurt a lot. I take the Voltaren gel and I spread it thoroughly on my poor articulations to ease the pain. Even though we pay a lot for that, a enjoy very much the breakfast at the Los Cuernos Lodge with scrambled … Read More