In March 2007 Kathy and I visited the Patagonian Andes of South America. Located at the southern tip of the South American continent, the Patagonian Andes are shared between Chile and Argentina. We visited both countries as each contains national parklands that were on our itinerary; Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. Both national parks are located adjacent to the Hielo Sur or Patagonian Ice Cap. The Patagonian Icecap is the third largest body of ice on Earth, exceeded only by Greenland and Antartica.
Our intentions included a circumnavigation of the Paine Massif in Torres del Paine, and exploration of the valleys within the northern sector of Parque National Los Glaciares in Argentina, better known simply as "Fitzroy" for the largest mountain in the region.
Click an image gallery below do see photographs and trip notes from each national park.