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Maybe one of the most famous natural sceneries in the South American continent: the Towers of Paine.

After reaching Campamento Torres around mid afternoon, we quickly setup camp and pondered wheather to climb immidiately the ardorous slope to the scouting point or to postpone the ascent to the following sunrise. The weather looked quite greyish and not promising but no one could promise us better visibility and conditions the following early morning - a risk. Most of the group that we trekked with decided to ascent before sunrise in order to catch the "Red Torres". Me and my friends decided it would be better doing this rough ascent day time.
The ascent was not an easy one, with huge white boulders pieces strewn all around the slope, making the ascent slower. But rough as it was, the scene at that scouting point with the freezing wind hauling in the background was an amazing one: Deep serenity and low clouds shrouded the massive dark pillars over the tourquise milky lagoon. It was like we came to the forbidden and dark place of a witch or a dragon's hideout, hidden high and with an unwelcoming greeting of the weather (lucky for us it didn't rained). we stayed there no more than 20 minutes due to the strengthening of the wind and the decrease of temperature, and made our slow way down to camp.
Our friends, by the way, were less fortunante, and except for a heavy cloud that "sat" on top of the torres down close to the waterline, they didn't see even a glimpse of the majestic torres...
Here's a clearer and beautiful view of the Torres.

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