Vinson Massif: Patagonia Distraction

Posted by: Dave Hahn | November 24, 2013
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Vinson Massif

Bad flying weather continues in Antarctica, so we focused on a more accessible continent.  The day clearly called for an 18 km round-trip hike up to Mirrador del Torres in Torres del Paine National Park.  The “Mirrador” in question was the glacial lake held under the iconic granite towers.  In our journey up from Puerto Natales, we saw condors and gauchos, glaciers and mountains, guanacos and turquoise windswept lakes. 

We walked through lush forests and up through jumbles of massive white boulders to reach the lake and an unparalleled view of the massive rock cliffs.  We gained and lost in excess of 2,500 feet in six hours of hiking… The perfect tune up for Vinson

Best Regards,
RMI Guide Dave Hahn

Climber meets Gaucho. Photo: Dave Hahn

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