Torres del Paine

Trekking in Chile's Premier National Park

By Rudolf Abraham
(Cicerone Press, Paperback, 9781852845933, 224pp.)

Publication Date: December 2010

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Torres del Paine is Chile's premier national park. Its peaks and glaciers are complemented by unspoilt forests, rich and varied animal and birdlife, remote valleys and immense, cloud-streaked skies.The Torres del Paine Circuit within the park is one of the world's truly great hikes, an epic journey through magnificent mountain scenery. Added to this, access to the park is easy, trails are clear, and refuges are well positioned for completing much of the route (although hikers will also need to carry a tent). There are many equally spectacular shorter hikes and day hikes in the region. * detailed description of the Torres del Paine Circuit and 10 shorter excursions, including two over the border in Argentina * full background and planning information, including wildlife, history, travel and accommodation in Puerto Natales and Santiago.

About the Author
Rudolf Abraham is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Croatia and eastern Europe. He is the author of eight books (five of them on Croatia) and has contributed to over a dozen more, and his work is published widely in magazines. He first visited Croatia in 1998, lived in Zagreb for two years, and continues to spend several weeks a year in his favourite country in Europe.
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