21 November 2007 15:22
Where’s Patagonia, and what’s the walking like?
The landscape in the heart of Patagonia (the astonishing mountain region that straddles Chile and Argentina), changes in amazing and dramatic ways all the way to the beguiling giant monoliths of the Torres del Paine (Torres Towers). These sheer rock walls bite almost 9,000ft into the sky like a giant’s lower jaw. To reach them, follow the Torres Del Paine Circuit, hiking through pastures, spying icefields, scampering through rocky gullies and negotiating ancient beech woods. It’s a mesmerising trail.