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A trekker’s paradise – El Chalten

19 May

“The pink and purple sunset was quickly being engulfed by darkness as I raced along the path, my back soaked in sweat and my breathing becoming heavy. I cursed as I tripped over yet another tree root and went flying forward. I was now completely alone on the trail. All of the other day walkers, including Dan, had long gone and were probably tucking into good food and sipping cold beers back in the village of El Chalten. Not having a torch meant that I’d soon find it difficult to see my own hand in front of my face. The full moon would occasionally reveal itself through the trees above, showing me the faint outline of the path, however it would also cast eery shadows through the valley and cause my imagination to run wild, picturing ravenous beasts and mad men around every turn!”

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