torres del paine: part 1

my trip through patagonia keeps on getting crazier and crazier and puerto natales did not falter. after completing a 3 day hike in torres del paine – one of the most famous national parks in chile – I had the privilege of revisiting the park with an award winning photographer and filmmaker, james martin – an incredibly kind and talented individual who is dedicated to documenting our beautiful world in an effort towards global conservation. this is a bit out of order, so I will return to my trek through torres del paine in a later post on friday, dave

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when fall quickly turns to winter

on thursday 19 april, we arrived in el chalten, a quaint town situation in a valley below cerro fitz roy, one of the most infamous peaks in patagonia. we took a 4 hour bus ride from el calafate and planned to stay here until saturday night, when we had a reservation for a 10 hour bus up north to los antiguos, a mid way point on our way towards bariloche. our first afternoon we took a short 2 mike hike to a waterfall and relaxed there for the afternoon. the next two days we would be plagued with snow, heavy

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glacier trekking in el calafate

tuesday, dave and I took an early morning flight from ushuaia to el calafate to start to work our way up north. we were going to originally go to puerto natales to hit the infamous torres del paine, but the logistics of travelling there were too difficult as it required a lengthy bus ride. we got to calafate without a hostel but found one when we landed and had a cab take us there. it was cheap – $13 bucks a night. it was simple but got the job done. we went for a walk through town to argentino lake

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ushuaia sets a high bar

after 30 hours of travel, 3 flights, and very little sleep, we made it to ushuaia. the trip was pretty smooth except landing in ushuaia i got a nose bleed – which never happens – and then i got my checked pack to find it had a tear in the waterproof fabric, which i fixed with some duct tape for now. ushuaia defied expectations – a small, quiet port town at the southern most tip of argentina with a wealth of hiking and fish resteraunts (which we didn’t eat at because the bbq was so good). we had a legendary

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backpacking south america

this week i am embarking on a 4-week trek of argentina and chile – mostly throughout the patagonia region – bringing with me the most minimal pack i could put together.  i’ll be starting my trek in ushuaia – almost as far south as one can go before reaching antarctica, camping on the edge of the earth in tierra del fuego national park. from there i’ll head up north through punta arenas, puerto natales, torres del paines national park, el chalten, puerto rio tranquillo, bariloche, and some more destinations, finishing in buenos aires. i’m looking forward to channeling my inner

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all images © 2018 dan greenberg.

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