Patagonia Chile – Torres del Paine (video)

When going trough the pictures for my recent blog on winter hiking in Patagonia, I discovered some vids I shot with a point-and-shoot camera. I didn’t remember shooting most of this vids, but I was quite surprised I had a total of 45mins of footage only on Torres del Paine from 2 seperate visits in 2008 and 2010. I stripped the footage down to a 5 minute impression of what you can expect when walking Chile’s world reknown Torres del Paine Circuit. I messed a bit with moviemaker and this was the result.

Music in the vid is copyrighted and from the fabolous Belgian indie band Tomàn. You can buy their music trough indie label Zeal Records.

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11 comments

  1. Nice man! I havn’t gotten to Patagonia on the Chile side, but I plan to in the near future. I’ve been to the Southern Argentina side of Patagonia for a 2 week climbing trip and I have to say it must be the most remote, wild, and free place I have ever been. There is nothing like it down there. Thanks for refreshing some of the memories I have from down there.

    Also, where was your header photo taken? Its beautiful.

    Nate

    • hi Nate,

      Thx for your nice replies on my blog. The header of my blog is a picture taken last summer on a morning with low tide in the tiny Inuit village of Kulusuk in East-Greenland.

    • Zoals vermeld in de uitleg voor het filmpje, komen de filmpjes van een simpel oud point-en-shoot cameratje, die we als backup meehebben. Niks HD, niks modern. Gewoon wat spielerei.
      In de toekomst zal ik wat meer aandacht aan filmpjes besteden, maar dan gefilmd in HD, op statiefje en met betere camera.
      Grts.

  2. Hi Steve!
    First of all…your pictures are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing your experience!
    I am planning a winter trekking (august) in Patagonia and your are giving me hope (in every book or guide I read, winter is never considered as a period for trekking there…)!!
    Do you have some advice for me?
    Thanks!!!!

    Cami

    • hi Camilla,

      Winter can be a wonderfull time in Southern Patagonia. Trail in Torres del Paine, Los Glaciares, around Ushuaia NP are all at sea level. The get some snow over winter but not that much that it bothers too much for winter hikers, prepared for some adventure 😉 It’s nowhere as much snow as you would find in the rockies or european alps. Be prepared for empty trails (awsome!), cold temps (lower then -10*C at night is rare) => a good warm sleeping bag does the drill, and the nicest Patagonian pics of any traveller coming as far south! In short: if you have winter backpacking skills, you can retreat for quite some days in national parks where in summer you would be greeted every couple minutes, but having it all for yourself now!

      Cheers


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