Torres Del Paine

Author: Rudolf Abraham
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783623829
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Guidebook to walking and trekking in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and Argentina's Los Glaciares National Park, areas of Patagonia. Eight different walks and treks are described, including the 10-11 day Torres del Paine Circuit, one of the world's great treks, as well as the shorter Half Circuit (4-5 days). The guide also includes other multi day treks and several day walks, as well as excursions from both Puerto Natales and El Calafate. The 140km Torres del Paine 'O' Circuit in the far southern Andes is a long-distance trek of staggering beauty, as it circuits the Paine massif. This route typically takes 10-11 days to complete and is suitable for competent trekkers. While Torres del Paine National Park offers a remote wilderness, walking is easily accessible with clear trails, good public transport and regular mountain huts and campsites. The guidebook helps walkers and trekkers venture into Patagonia with confidence, and includes advice on getting to and around the regions, languages, visa, currency, accommodation facilities in the National Parks as well as useful guidance on what to take and expect on the treks. Full background information on the geology, history, wildlife, flora and cultures of the regions are also explored, resulting in an excellent companion guide to walking and trekking in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares.

Patagonia Chronicle

Author: Susan Alcorn
Publisher: Appalachian Trail Conference
ISBN: 9780936034041
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Patagonia Chronicle: On Foot in Torres del Paine" enables readers to gain a sense of the rewards and challenges of travel south of the 40th parallel in Chile and Argentina-in the area known as Patagonia. Through a combination of journal entries, interviews, historic documents, and essays on subjects unique to the region, the reader samples the richness of the land and its peoples past and present. In addition, readers will find a wealth of practical information including tips on pre-trip planning, transportation, and accommodations. The book is for anyone contemplating a hike in Chile's most famous park. Hikers en route to Torres del Paine will benefit from the detailed park information. They'll find descriptions of the accommodations, trekking routes, and trails as well as maps, time and mileage charts, suggested itineraries, and a trail elevation profile. However, "Patagonia Chronicle" is more than a guide to trekking in that spectacular park: it casts a much larger net. As such, this book will appeal not only to hikers, but also to travelers of all stripes. Besides Torres del Paine, readers discover the gateway towns that most Patagonian travelers enjoy exploring such as: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, and El Calafate. They visit Los Glaciares National Park-home of Perito Moreno Glacier and Mount Fitz Roy. Travelers will also find insider information about touring Chile's and Argentina's more temperate Lake Districts and several other national parks inside and outside of Patagonia. They'll learn about Ushuaia-the "End of the World," and hub for visits to Antarctica. And, because most travelers to Patagonia will spend some time in Santiago or Buenos Aires on their way farther south, they'll find the colorful chapters on those capital cities helpful. Finally, an underlying question raised in the book: how to gauge the risks and confront the fears that must be overcome when seeking adventure in unknown territory can be helpful and inspiring to any hiker, backpacker, or climber. In "Patagonia Chronicle" we learn that the author wants to backpack the Torres del Paine back country circuit, but she knows that the trek can range from a moderate activity to a life-threatening one-depending on the extremely unpredictable weather. In life there are always demons to slay: how does one decide when to continue on and when to turn back?

Moon Handbooks Patagonia

Author: Wayne Bernhardson
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 1598800868
Format: PDF, Docs
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Seasoned travel writer Wayne Bernhardson covers the best sights and adventures that Patagonia has to offer, from visiting Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, to viewing the jagged peaks of Cuernos del Paine and hiking on Argentina's Moreno Glacier. Bernhardson also offers unique trip strategies including The Andean Lakes Loop and The natural History Tour. Complete with details for exploring the penguin-dotted Falkland Islands, staying in guest ranches in the Patagonian outback, and whale watching at the World Heritage Site of Península Valdés, Moon Patagonia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Mountaineering in Patagonia

Author: Alan Kearney
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780938567301
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In Mountaineering in Patagonia the author has combined a thorough history of the ascents of the major peaks with forceful accounts of his own climbs on these same peaks. From his pictures and personal experiences, we gain an intimate sense of these fabulous mountains.

Chile and Argentina

Author: Tim Burford
Publisher: Bradt Publications
ISBN: 9781841620367
Format: PDF, Docs
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Covers all the options for backpackers and hikers, from whale-watching off the Valds Peninsula in Argentina to hikes around the Chilean Lake District with its backdrop of waterfalls, thermal pools, volcanoes and glaciers.

Time Out Patagonia

Author: Time Out
Publisher: Time Out Guides
ISBN: 1904978460
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ever rich in myth and romance, long beloved of explorers and backpackers, Patagonia is now also establishing itself as a bona fide short- to medium-term holiday destination. Foreign investment, a favourable exchange rate and the legendary local hospitality have united to turn once remote hamlets into burgeoning tourist centres, bringing comfort and luxury to what still feels like the frontier. Covering Argentina and Chile, this guidebook takes you across arid steppes to shimmering lakes, monstrous peaks to wind-leveled plains.

The Patagonia

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Trajectory Inc
ISBN: 1632095319
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at the start of each chapter highlight important words. Word, sentence, paragraph counts, and reading time help readers and teachers determine chapter complexity. Co-occurrence graphs depict character-to-character interactions as well character to place interactions. Sentiment indexes identify positive and negative trends in mood within each chapter. Frequency graphs help display the impact this book has had on popular culture since its original date of publication. Use Trajectory analytics to deepen comprehension, to provide a focus for discussions and writing assignments, and to engage new readers with some of the greatest stories ever told. "The Patagonia" by Henry James is a 1891 story about a ship, The Patagonia, that sailed from Boston to Liverpool.

Moon Patagonia

Author: Wayne Bernhardson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1612389139
Format: PDF, Docs
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Since its discovery, Patagonia has lured adventurers to the literal ends of the earth. Its staggering landscapes include igneous pinnacles, grinding rivers of glacial ice, and wildlands that are still truly wild. In this book, expert traveler Wayne Bernhardson tells you everything you need to know to make this trip possible. Suggested routes for road trips along the coast and through the Andes, with mileage, driving times, and recommendations on the best places to stop Where to see wildlife, including penguins, whales, dolphins, and sea lions How to choose guides, tours, and means of transportation, including plane, car, bus, and boat How to get there and how to get around, including information on stopping over in Buenos Aires and Santiago

Patagonia

Author: Alejandro Winograd
Publisher: Terra Australis
ISBN: 987204421X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Patagonia: Land of Giants captures the wonders of the Patagonian landscape in hundreds of stunning color photographs by famed Argentine nature photographer Daniel Rivademar