My Pandemic Summer

At this time of year, kids are heading back to school, and inevitably, they are asked to perhaps present to the class what they did over the summer. I haven’t done that in a LONG time, but this past weekend, I got to wondering what I would say about this past summer, one that was VERY different from all the previous ones. The thing is, I came to the conclusion that my summer was, in fact, awesome! Different, yes, but still full of adventures, challenges, new experiences, and general fun. And that is in spite of really only taking a […]

Searching for Cerros Torre and Fitz Roy

After spending two nights in El Calafate and visting the Perito Moreno Glacier, it was time to move onto our final Patagonian destination: El Chalten! This small town is nestled amongst some of the best-known peaks in Patagonia, and is a mecca for rock climbers. The town is also very well known for its hiking trail, with a slogan stating: “National Capital of Trekking”. This is not just lip service though. That title is actually the result of a National Law enshrined in January of 2015! Either way, this was a town we knew we wanted to visit when we […]

Patagonia without Borders…

Having wrapped up an amazing 9 days of trekking in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, you would be forgiven for thinking that was it for our Patagonia adventures. However, the truth is, we still had some more plans up our sleeves. In order to move onto the next phase of our trip, we had to keep our passports close at hand, since we were now on a bus heading from the Chilean Patagonia are to the Argentinean Patagonia. For those who may not have realized it, Patagonia isn’t just in one country. The region covers both Chile and […]

Towering Views at Torres del Paine

Welcome back! Today we put a wrap on the “O Circuit” of the Torres del Paine. We’ve already spent 6 days and 6 nights making our way around the mountains that frame the centrepiece of this parks’ namesake attraction. In this post, we’ll cover off on the final 3 days of hiking, culminating in our hike up to the visually stunning Torres. These are the majestic granite rock peaks that many dream of when they think of Patagonia. As this was our delayed wedding anniversary, we were looking forward to capturing our anniversary memory photo for the year. Of course, […]

What the “W”? Part 2 of Torres del Paine

After spending the first four days of the “O Circuit” in Torres del Paine mostly in our own little bubble and circle of co-trekkers, we were about to change gears slightly. Starting on Day 5, we would be joining up with the “W Trail” at Torres del Paine. This is by far the more ‘popular’ route at Torres del Paine, but in my opinion, only due to the fact that you can get the best sights the easiest on this route. While the O is all about self-reliance and a serious trekking option, the W caters much more to the […]