4 Dec 2001 - Patagonia, Chile

Day 2 began with hot drinks and pasta to fuel us for the long march to Camp Italiano. We retraced our steps from the day before and made our way back up and over the mountain. After reaching the other side we thought we lost the path and took what we thought was the way. Instead, this took us through marshy but untrekked land. The land was undulating and each descent only meant that one hell of a slope was about to come. However, the views that this afforded was superb. It was a challenge to the legs but it was amazing how much the legs had adapted after only one day of tabbing.

After many hours of marching and a few sandwich stops along the way we eventually reached Chileno. This campsite was under a canopy of trees but I never have been in woods only to find so little wood on the ground. This despite fires being prohibited. Well we did search and found some wood so prohibited or not, we set up a small fire, warmed ourselves and cooked another large amount of pasta using water from the nearby river before retiring to the comforts of the tent.
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Chile - Looking South to Lago Nordenskjold

Chile - Looking South to Lago Nordenskjold

After the Torres it was back along the valley retracing our steps and then a right turn to follow the trail for camp Italiano. This is about equi distant between Hosteria Las Torres and Chileno. The weather at this point is still sunny but quite windy. With a heavy backpack, the wind still wasn't enough to keep me totally cool. The green Lago Nordenskjold is in the background.
Chile - Lago Nordenskjold in Patagonia

Chile - Lago Nordenskjold in Patagonia

Same area a few hundred meters further on.
Chile - Adam on the shore of the Nordenskjold

Chile - Adam on the shore of the Nordenskjold

In the background are the ever present Andes mountains.
Chile - Crossing a stream feeding Lago Nordenskjold

Chile - Crossing a stream feeding Lago Nordenskjold

There a number of streans that feed the lake. With the relatively clement weather, the streams presented no problem in crossing - unlike the weather the next day.

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