The long and narrow country of Chile stretches from the deserts of the north, through regions with a Mediterranean climate, down to the sub-Arctic southern tip. Throughout its length it is fringed by the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Andes mountains to the east.
Not surprisingly Chile has an enormous range of scenery and tremendous scope for hiking. The first story has now been submitted by David Elder, covering a group expedition to Patagonia in the southern Andes.
See also this story from the Guardian describing a visit to Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, by Christabelle Dilks, dated 12 January 2008. She details the new places to stay with at least 6 hotels opening following the construction of a new access road. Then she goes on the trek into the national park. Maybe it's an idea to go soon if you want to be able to sample the remoteness before it gets too busy!
(To order the stories by name, date, country or type click on the appropriate heading)
|Torres Del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile.||Chile||Longer Walks and Treks||23/03/2007|