“W” Hike – Torres del Paine – Day 4

Domo Frances – Campo Italiano – Grande Paine Refugio, 11km, 3h

After another quiet night with non-snoring hut mates, Philippe slept till almost 9am. To Philippe’s delight, we had fresh and tasty scramble eggs for breakfast for the first time.

Outside it was grey and drizzling. Once the weather improved a bit, we decided to give it a go. Soon after our start the horizontal rain was upon us and turned into hail. It was hitting us so hard on our face that we had to bend our head down to the trail. No time to see anything. Everything got drenched in no time.

But in less than one hour we got out of the local weather hazard to the sunny side of the mountain. When we looked back, we could see the ominous grey weather and the blue sky in the same panorama. That’s the famous unpredictable Patagonian weather everybody talks about.

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