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A Patagonia Experience

Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares NP in Chile and Argentina.

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Crossing the Rio FitzRoy by Tyrolean Traverse
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Dan Kramer
AA 3437 - Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) - Cincinnati (CVG) More lines to get back through immigrations and customs into the US. Standing in line for immigrations I was talking to some people who were …
Exploring Glaciar Torre
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Dan Kramer
LA 4438 - El Calafate (FTE) to Buenos Aires-Aeroparque Jorge Newbury (AEP) AA 996 - Buenos Aires-Ezieza Internationan Airport (EZE) to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Up on Sunday morning to finish …
Cerro Torre hidden amongst the clouds
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Dan Kramer
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Perito Merino Glacier is truly one of the fascinating sites of Patagonia. One of the few "stable" glaciers on the planet, Perito …
Cerro Torre
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Dan Kramer
Arose in the morning truly thankful that I was at El Pilar as opposed to out at the campsites of the previous two evenings. The rain was still coming down steadily, pitter-pat against the windows of …
El Chalten
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Dan Kramer
I woke up early this morning hoping that there would be a partial clearing to get a decent shot of FItzRoy as the sun rose. This meant setting the alarm at 5:00 AM and crawling out into the freezing …
Las Torres from EcoCamp at sunrise
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Dan Kramer
We took our time getting started this morning as today was not going to be as long or strenuous as yesterday's trek to and on the glacier. Starting our trek we retraced about 20 minutes back towards …
Salto Grande
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Dan Kramer
An early morning start to the day as we had to be at the hostel at 7:00 AM for the trek to Glaciar Torre. Jim, Susan, and I would be joining a larger group for the Glacier Trek and then staying …
Las Torres on a crystal clear day (not a cloud in the sky)
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Dan Kramer
Breakfast and checkout from the hotel. I was doing a four day trip up at El Chalten and I learned that the two other people that were doing this trek with me were flying in from Buenos Aires in the …
Approaching Mirador las Torres with the towers coming in to view
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Dan Kramer
An early, early morning alarm (5:50 AM) as I had to finish packing my pack (some last minute laundry had been hanging in the tent to dry), grab some breakfast, and be ready to depart at 6:45 AM for …
View from the mirador at the top of Valle del Frances
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Dan Kramer
By the time morning finally arrived, the rain had finally stopped although the wind continued to blow and gust throughout the day. Not as hard as the night before, but still more blustery than we …
Glacier Frances (French Glacier)
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Dan Kramer
Once again I awoke to an absolutely gorgeous morning. After the horror stories I had read about Patagonia weather the luck that I continued to have day after day this week was amazing. It was a bit …
The powerful river
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Dan Kramer
Happy Thanksgiving!! After two long days, it was somewhat of a relief that today encompassed only a short hike from Refugio Los Cuernos to Eco Camp (out past Hosteria and Refugio Las Torres). All …
Chilean Fire Bush (notros)
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Dan Kramer
Today was destined as the longest day of hiking for anyone who chose to make the trek all the way to the top of Valle del Frances. So a fairly early start was on the docket from Refugio Paine …
Glaciar Grey
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Dan Kramer
The alarm dragged me from sleep very early in the morning (6:00 AM) as we had an early departure time of 6:50 AM for the trip north to Torres del Paine. A nice continental breakfast in the hotel, a …
Getting up close to Glaciar Grey
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Dan Kramer
The pick-up for the ride north to Puerto Natales arrived shortly before noon at Oro Fueguino. Met Scott and Theresa, Elisa, and Alexis in the common room of the hotel who would also be heading to …
Los Cuernos overlooking Lago Pehoe
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Dan Kramer
The flight to Santiago headed south from Miami over Cuba, through the Caribbean, then across Panama. The flight stayed over the Pacific Ocean for the most part, skirting Columbia, Ecuador, and Peru, …
First view of the Paine Massif approaching the park
Author
Dan Kramer
AA 4531 Departs CVG 10:30 AM, Arrives MIA 1:10 PM (scheduled) I had to make a run to pick up some last minute items on Friday night, so just a little last minute chaos before leaving on the trip. …

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