February 10, 2018
IMG Senior Guide Dustin Balderach called in with another stellar report from Torres del Paine National Park in Chile today. He and his team had a spectacular day up in the Bader Valley!
The day starts out with about 30 minutes on the main trail before heading up an off the beaten path trail (special permit required) up into the Bader Valley. The next couple hours on the trail are broken up by great views of Lago Nordenskjold behind, and the opening Bader Valley ahead. The team had a nice break at the big boulder then powered on up for a couple more hours.
They were the only trekkers up in the valley, happily sharing it with the countless condors flying high above. Eventually they turned around and made their way back to Refugio Los Cuernos for showers and a couple beers. On the menu tonight: salmon. Not a bad day at all.
Tomorrow they’ll make their way over to the French Valley on their way to Refugio Paine Grande.
Another great day in Patagonia!