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16th December 2010
los torres
i've had a few days break in posting in small part due to crappy south american internet but in a larger part due to trekking in the mountains of chile. i went to torres del paine in patagonia where i spent two nights camping and three days hiking. at they were difficult hikes. i clocked in over 60km in (what i consider to be) strong winds, steep ascents and high temperatures. counter in the fact that i didn't really have any proper food for all of that, and i didn't bring any decent protection for my feet, well let just say i'm still feeling the effects of it. but i didn't go for the exercise, i went for the scenery - and this is probably the most famous part of the park - the three eponymous torres. i was told that if you get up early and trek there in the morning you can see the sunrise on the peaks. so i set my alarm and left the tent at half four in the morning. an hour and very steep climb later i was sat on a rock with the camera pointing towards the mountains waiting for the clouds to shift. only they didn't, more came to join them, and they decided to bring some snow with them. i shivered and waited until it became obvious that the morning show had been cancelled and then headed back to camp. still, sunrise or no sunrise it was an amazing sight.

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16/12/2010
los torres
i've had a few days break in posting in small part due to crappy south american internet but in a larger part due to trekking in the mountains of chile. i went to torres del paine in patagonia where i spent two nights camping and three days hiking. at they were difficult hikes. i clocked in over 60km in (what i consider to be) strong winds, steep ascents and high temperatures. counter in the fact that i didn't really have any proper food for all of that, and i didn't bring any decent protection for my feet, well let just say i'm still feeling the effects of it. but i didn't go for the exercise, i went for the scenery - and this is probably the most famous part of the park - the three eponymous torres. i was told that if you get up early and trek there in the morning you can see the sunrise on the peaks. so i set my alarm and left the tent at half four in the morning. an hour and very steep climb later i was sat on a rock with the camera pointing towards the mountains waiting for the clouds to shift. only they didn't, more came to join them, and they decided to bring some snow with them. i shivered and waited until it became obvious that the morning show had been cancelled and then headed back to camp. still, sunrise or no sunrise it was an amazing sight.

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