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I had great expectations when I crossed the border from Argentina to Chile.  I read so much about Torres del Paine.  When I first saw it, I knew it was as amazing as I imagined it.  Unfortunately crowded with tourists, but who can blame them?  It was mountain scenery like I never saw before, with vertical rocks rising 1km up.  I was lucky to get a good sunrise on those enormous towers of rock, when they changed color from red, gold to yellow, 36 photos in 1 hour proves it was I think the best view during the whole 10 months trip.  It took me 13 days to walk around the mountains, and every day was filled with amazing mountain scenery.  Glaciers filling whole valleys come down from Patagonian Ice Field, turquoise lakes, waterfalls, and wind-shaped walls of rock rising straight up.  On my last day there someone was cooking in v. strong winds (I had to pack my tent 4am because I thought I was going to fly away with it) and started a fire which consumed huge parts of the National Park and when the wind stopped the smoke spread everywhere and obscured the views, so I had to leave it.  I spent 13 days there anyway.

Next I went to Argentina for a week.


Argentinian side of Patagonia is also amazing.  It has 2 gems: Glacier Perito Moreno and the beautiful mountain of Fitz Roy.  Perito Moreno is not the biggest glacier in the area but still 80m ice wall rising above the lake, huge chunks falling off, no wonder thousands of people come here to see this marvel.  Enormous amount of ice filling the whole valley seen from viewpoints right in front of it was very impressive. Than Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, again amazing rocky mountains.  Another sunrise and unforgettable views.  I can't describe this, check out the photos.    photos