January 3, 2018
IMG Guide Luke Reilly and his team of Patagonia Trekkers enjoyed another great day on the trail. Today they explored the French Valley. The day starts off pretty easy, trekking along Lago Nordenskjold. After a couple hours the trail takes a right turn at the French River, heading up into the French Valley. After a snack and stashing their packs, the team trekked up to the main lookout, then continued on up to the British Lookout.
No condors today, but a sizeable ice avalanche happened when the team was at the lookout which is a safe distance away. After lunch, they dropped back down to their packs, then made their way to Refugio Paine Grande. A big day on the trail at 11 hours, but well worth it was the consensus at dinner.
Tomorrow they’ll trek high above Lago Grey en route to Refugio Grey. A much shorter day at 4 hours tomorrow. They’ll settled in for two nights at Refugio Grey.
All is well in Torres del Paine National Park!