Installment #3: Our grueling Patagonia trek through Parque Nacional Torres del Paine and up the French Valley, sea kayaking amongst icebergs in glacial waters, and ice climbing on Glacier Grey. Quite a fabulous (and exhausting) father-daughter trip indeed!
I woke up early the next morning for glacial hiking, or so I thought. Through my sleepiness, my dad told me that plans changed because the boat we had to take back to shore post-ice hiking broke down and that we would not have been able to go on the ice anymore. I was so bummed. And it got […]
We woke up the next morning, knowing that we would have to carry our large backpacks with us on this final hike. Except we didn’t know it would be a hike, per se, we thought it’d be a pretty flat walk. Boy were we very, very wrong. Keep in mind: my pack weighed about half my weight so trying […]
The next day we woke up bright and early to hike to the French Valley. Our bodies ached, but we were better prepared mentally to tackle Patagonia. We ate a big, hearty breakfast and stepped outside to another beautifully sunny day. I was thrilled because the path appeared to be a relatively flat hike throughout a burnt down forrest…but […]
We took a bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales, where we would begin our real Patagonia adventure, aka Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. I really wanted to challenge myself and test my physical ability and so we took off to do the W-Trek. The forecast said that it would be rainy and in the 40s (4 C) everyday and, […]
After an unbelievable final dinner with dad in Buenos Aires, we flew to El Calafate to begin our father-daughter Patagonia journey. We decided to rent a car, which would turn out to be very difficult to drive as the wind was so strong. While driving through the town I was reminded of Interlaken, Switzerland as it had a very […]