Up the creek

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walking the dog

Today we decided to explore the river at the end of lago azure and see how far up we could go.

It started out easily enough, clear skys and a mild current to paddle against but soon it was much stronger. Soon we were traversing the strong currents to progress up the river and before we knew it we were back to dragging kayaks and spending prolonged periods up to our thighs in cold glacial waters. Even then it was fun. We were in good spirits and it was a great day and this was truly an adventure. Shawn and I had also decided to spice up the day by seeing who could add in more song titles into our conversations. So we would break out into bouts of laughter while wadding across freezing water which left our guides rather perplexed.

We learned a new skill of walking the kayak with ropes that we retermed as 'walking the dog'

There were a number of spills and before you knew it action man pantagonia was out in the water saving our asses!

After all the struggling we finally reached the end of the river which was fed by a tremendous waterfall fed by the glaciers above.

the waterfall
It was thrilling finally reaching this falls knowing that we might have been the first kayakers to ever get up here.

We settled on the banks under a brilliant sunshine and had our lunch.

Travelling down the river was much faster and was quite thrilling as we rode the rapids.

Feeling invigorated we carried on with a 3 hr kayak across the fjords to our final campsite just under the Serrano Glacier. After setting up camp we took a short walk to watch the sunset over the glacier and this was followed up with another scrumptious dinner prepared for us by German.

 

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walking the dog
walking the dog
the waterfall
the waterfall
lunch break
lunch break
paddling up river
paddling up river
Torres Del Paine
photo by: Vlindeke