Today we walked roughly the middle up and down of the capital W. 8h45, approx 26km.
The first section to Campamento Italiano took two hours, even with many photo stops. The reflection of the mountains in the still waters of Lago Nordenskjold alone was worth the entire trip. We left behind two of the group and crossed a fun, wobbly footbridge into the campsite, which consisted of locked toilets, a wooden shelter, no tap and a few tents. The campers pitched their tent and we left behind as much gear as possible to make the next stage, which was all uphill, easier.
|Crossing one of the many waterfalls|
After two hours of ascent we were at Campamento Britanico where the campers paused to rest. Three of us continued for the last twenty minutes of ascent to the mirador where we were just in time to enjoy the view back down the mountainside of orange, yellow and red autumn colours. The path continues further uphill from here but the cloud closed in quickly and snow was now falling heavily so we descended quickly back to Campamento Italiano, pausing only to fill the water bottle from an icy stream.
Along the way we were fortunate enough to see a Magellanic woodpecker just a couple of meeting from us, pecking at a tree.
|A Magellanic woodpecker|
|Cabins at Refugio Los Cuernos|