Monday, March 31, 2008

Torres Del Paine 2

Wednesday 26th
Day 2 began with mouse tales (tails?) over breakfast. Who´d lost what food, whether to eat or bin it, how many got into the tent, tactics for the next night - a regular feature of camp life for the next few days.

After hiking to the next site, we dropped packs and set off up the "Valle Frances" a glaciated valley between the main Paine Grande massif and Los Cuernos (the horns). About a six hour round trip takes you up the most beautiful valley overlooking the Glacier Frances which creeks and groans below you, to the viewpoint at the top. Awesome is an over used word, so I´m going to go with "humungous" - the ampitheatre of rocks surrounding you and the ever present horns in their two-tone splendour.

The view out over Lago Nordenskjold on the way down is nice too....