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Torresdelpaine sandra herd

We’ve just returned from 10 days camping in the spectacular Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia and this is one of my favourite captures from the trip…ironically it was taken on the first day. We initially intended to just do the popular ‘W’ trek but somewhere along the line Dave convinced me that we should do the ‘O’. It was certainly a challenge on the ‘O’ circuit lugging our gear around…camera equipment, tent, sleeping bags and food (Dave did most of the lugging – bless him) but we made it around and finally got to the ‘W’ section which was pretty busy in comparison to the deserted back section – I’m not sure if it has occurred to anyone else but the ‘O’ trail combined with the ‘W’ trail produces the ‘OW’ trek…yep, my blisters had blisters and I think Dave could possibly need a knee reconstruction from the downhill pounding. We came away with a stack load of images and a wonderful sense of achievement. 

We’ve been hanging out at the Erratic Rock for the past few days for a period of recovery, taking our cue from Bonnie & Clyde, the lazy resident cats.

At this stage I anticipate the next issue of the mag to be out around the 14th of April as we’re going to be offline again for a while when we head over to Argentina for more trekking at El Calafate and then to El Chalten in search of more spectacular granite spires.

I’ve called this image ‘After the Flames’ in commemoration of the fire that swept through the park in December last year.  For those who have been enquiring, prints will be available for sale when we return to Australia…I intend to put an exhibition together on our return, if you’d like to be on the mailing list then SUBSCRIBE here for free. Also, there have been a number of emails about the one day course…again, when I return to Perth,  I will update the schedules and resume the courses.

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  • Comment by True North mark — April 3, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    Cracker shot there Sandy…one of your best yet I reckon and also well processed!

  • Comment by True North mark — April 3, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    Loving the books as well there Sandy! Neal and I are thinking about doing the northern lights later this year.

  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — April 7, 2012 @ 5:31 am

    Thanks for the compliment ;-)

  • Comment by Sandy@Shots — April 8, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    Sounds great Mark, where do you think you’ll go? I’ve heard Iceland is beautiful.

  • Comment by Peta — April 18, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    Wow what a shot and place. Can’t wait Until your next issue.

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