|Anne and I at the beginning of our 5 day hike in Torres del Paine.|
At a vista point of the glacier and very close to our campsite, with our new friend, a Dutch lady who was hiking by herself. Pretty bad ass.
At the time I'm writing this, January 2nd from the Buenos Aires airport, 3 of the fires have been contained, 3 are still burning, the park will apparently be closed for the entire month of January and they caught a guy who allegedly is guilty of starting the fire. A 23 year old Israeli guy apparently tried to burn off the toilet paper that he used to wipe his ass, since the park rules ask people to not leave TP behind. He's now arrested, he claims he didn't do it and from now on I don't know much.
I feel grateful to have been one of the last people to see this place. I hope the Chilean government is able to control this fire before it does even more damage. After the hike we went back to Puerto Natales. It was already 6pm and all the hostels were full to the brim. At some of them people were sleeping on couches. We finally managed to find beds in a hostel, met some wonderful people and had a lovely time. I'll talk more about that in a different post. Happy new year everyone!