Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shackleton Odyssey

About to board the Polar Pioneer heading for Antarctic and other remote places. Look forward to sharing the journey when I return in three weeks.

Rae Walter

Friday, February 25, 2011

Cruising towards Parque Nacional Torres del Paine

Continuing the journey.......we leave Puerto Natales and cruise towards Torres del Paine National Park past the Balmaceda Glacier and waterfalls, continuing by zodiac towards the Towers of Paine. It is a short drive to a catamaran across Lake Pehoe to the Paine Grande Refugio and views of the Paine Massif.


































































































Along the Way

Blown in the Wind- the Start of the Famous "W" Hike

Grey Glacier - Worth it in the End

Hiking to Refugio Los Cuernos

These Boots (and Backpacks) Are Made For Walking

Off the Beaten Track

Views from Refugio Los Cuernos

Walking around the Torres del Paine Massif

Moods of the Towers of Paine

Towers of Paine

A three plus hours trek ascending the Rio Ascensio to the base of the Towers of Paine before continuing down to the Refugio las Torres effectively completing the trek of the "W".