Capturing Patagonia: an analog movie journey

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Without a doubt, tackling Torres del Paine is a rigorous and totally rewarding journey in and of itself. So a lot so, that you would let it stay solely in your thoughts’s eye and really feel glad. For many although, a giant a part of the journey is discovering artistic and tangible methods to take the expertise house with you. It may very well be jotting down discipline notes, snapping polaroids, doodling in a sketchbook, and even recording little audio notes to your self. On my latest Torres del Paine — Full Circuit Trek, I selected to seize all of it on the grainy goodness of movie.

Naturally, the photographs present the long-lasting landscapes you’d anticipate but additionally the serenity, camaraderie, and deep achievement present in quiet moments. They additionally inform the story of letting issues run their course; the park is 181,000 hectares massive and monitored by a mere 50 park rangers. The mountains, valleys, forests have lengthy lived earlier than us and can stay lengthy after we’re gone. It’s humbling to face within the presence of life in its fullest and a reminder that the identical pleasure will be discovered within the monotony and mundaneness of life. I wakened on a regular basis as clear as I ever have with the day by day goal of transferring one leg after the opposite to get to my vacation spot.

Here are a number of of my favorite reminiscences from my 11-day itinerary:

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the W towers, formed by the tough surroundings the park presents
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en path to our campsite, a large inexperienced valley opens forward
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already making quick pals and having fun with the sweeping views at dinner
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taking within the stillness of lake and mountain landscapes from our campsite
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a large valley, nature in a panoramic view on the best way to Seron campsite
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trusty porters main the best way as we stroll alongside rivers within the valley
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having fun with the quiet firm of an enormous condor and surrounding peaks
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glacial ice working off into milky inexperienced lagoons
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porters incomes a well-earned relaxation and sleeping underneath mountains at Camp Dickson
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a difficult day by John Garner Pass however an enormous reward in Grey Glacier views
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switching it as much as b+w movie, ascending and descending literal mountains is humbling work
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the fatigue is actual however the feeling of accomplishment reigns supreme
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closing views of Torres del Paine earlier than the return to Puerto Natales

Getting there

Ready to seize reminiscences of a Patagonia trek in your personal particular approach? Here are some excursions to think about:

Torres del Paine — Full Circuit Trek
Torres del Paine — The W Trek
Hike Patagonia in Depth

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