This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Travelling South America

Torres Del Paine

Simply breathtaking. I was almost bored of awe-inspiring glaciers by the time I departed this southern region of Argentina and Chile. I started in El Chalten, walking the Fitzroy mountain range and ice climbing on the Viedma glacier. I then travelled to El Calafate and visited the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier, spending the day watching huge chunks of ice, calving into the lake below. Next on the agenda was Chile and the 8th wonder of the world, Torres Del Paine, for several days hiking amongst soaring mountains, Guanacos and brilliant blue lakes – oh yeah, and more glaciers. Last stop was the southern most city in the world, Ushuaia, where I cruised through the beagle channel with seals, sea-lions, petrels, skuas and a distant albatross before seeing one last glacier.