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Torres del Paine: Elias & Team Trek to the French Valley Lookout

Good afternoon from "The Frances Domes Camp". We have just returned from our hike to what might be the visual highlight of our trip- The French Valley. After two days of short stages and rainy weather, we had outstanding meteorology to surmount the trail that leads up to the amphitheater where three to four thousand feet rock faces reign majestic over the park. Needles like the Cathedral or the Sword, or massives like the Blade, the Castle, or Paine Grande are nothing but jaw dropping. Hanging glaciers, turquoise lakes, and lenticular clouds above added just the extra touch to make the eight-hour round trip worthwhile. We're approaching the end of our trip, but everyone keeps enjoying the fascination that awaits around every corner like the first day. Today we moved to geodesic domes, which at the shore of Lake Nordenskjöld, provide some sort of surreal lodging alternative; pretty cool indeed. Tomorrow another long day awaits, as we get closer to connecting the loop we started well over a week ago. Remain expectant to more surprises! RMI Guide Elías de Andres Martos and team

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Wow!  Sounds like some amazing scenery.  I eagerly anticipate the slideshow when you return.  It looks like everyone is doing great and really enjoying the trip.  The glacial line dance is impressive.  Hike well and stay safe.  Can’t wait to see you in 2 days!

Posted by: Carter on

Wow,  awesome pictures.  Glad you can still do a little song and dance.

Posted by: Sandy on

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