First rule of Patagonia: the weather is king.
During our two weeks of exploring this wild landscape in South America, I quickly learned that the weather is not to be messed with. Wind gusts of 90 kilometers/hour greeted us the morning this picture was taken, and didn’t go away!
If you are planning to visit Patagonia, be prepared. You never know what may happen. Bring appropriate hiking gear, dress in layers, always pack snacks and water, and be diligent. We had planned a big hike that morning to see the Torres, but after hearing the wind howl outside our refugio, opted for smaller day hikes. It’s important to have a backup plan, just in case.
But sometimes, things happen. You wake up early & hike for 5 miles to see the famed Torres del Paine only to see fog. You try and get gas the night before a big drive and end up waiting in line for three hours. You discover your rental car doesn’t start the morning you need to return it. 🤪 Travel teaches you patience, gratitude, and flexibility- that’s for sure! Despite all the challenges Patagonia threw at us, I loved our experience here.
To read the full story & all the crazy details on our adventure in Chile/Argentina, check out the blog! Link in bio. 🏔