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This is great and thanks for sharing. How difficult would you rate the “W” trek [in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park] for a beginner? I will be going with five other friends and want to make sure I have enough time to finish it safely.
Also, what type of rain paints would suffice? Do you recommend something like Gore-Tex or a water-resistant pant? We plan to go in Jan/Feb.
Rick Continue reading →
Welcome to The Big Outside’s Trip Planner for hiking the “W” in Chile’s Torres del Paine.
This planner describes how to plan a hut trek or backpacking trip on the “W” trek in Torres del Paine, which is roughly 37 miles but can be made longer or shorter. This planner includes tips on the best season, weather, gear and clothing, huts and camping, and other details for the trip I wrote about in the story at The Big Outside about my hike of the “W” trek, “Patagonian Classic: Trekking the ‘W’ in Torres del Paine,” which has numerous photos. Continue reading →
By Michael Lanza
We march upward through innumerable switchbacks on the steep and dusty last mile of trail to the Torres del Paine. Small stands of Patagonia’s ubiquitous, twisted lenga trees cling to an otherwise barren mountainside of dirt and rock, earth overturned by glaciers and continually rubbed raw by the abrasive wind. Continue reading →