Today sees us venturing across and around the bottom of the Cuernos. And then up to the last campsite – Campamento Torres. The usual morning breakfast takes place, and the pack up.
And then we’re off. Well sort of. A few of the boys decide to play silly buggers, and hide massive boulders in their bags. So after they are sorted out, we’re really off on the path. Its a long trek to Camping Chileno.
I lose the group – I was too busy taking photos and couldn’t catch up. But found solace in a few other trekkers (Alexis, Pete and Kate). And we gather speed towards Camping Chileno. Halfway there is a sign saying “Shortcut”. And well, a shortcut is always welcome!
The shortcut seems steep and probably not worth it. Until you reach the end. Where you see a steep path leading up, and you think to yourself: God, I’m happy not to be doing that!
A refuel, at Camping Chileno ($2,000 for a Coke), seems steep. But does the trick. Its another ‘uphill’. But its not entirely bad. It isn’t a hard uphill slog. But it only takes about 45 minutes to reach Campamento Torres.
This is the final campsite for us. Its at the bottom of the trail to Mirador Torres (which we’ll summit tomorrow). A free campsite, where there are lots of people about. And its freezing cold here. I think tonights the coldest that I’ve felt. And an uncomfortable sleep – not that I’ll get much sleep with a wake up of 4am.