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The Backside of Torres Del Paine - John Gardner Pass
South America

Setting off from Refugio Dickson it was an arduous hike to the highest point on the circuit of Torres del Paine at 1,241 m  - the dreaded John Gardner Pass which straddles the western ridge of the Massif Paine and overlooks its rarely seen backside and the head of the Southern Patagonian Ice cap. It took me about 6 hrs all under perfect weather to reach this deserted point.

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Taken: 09/03/2012
Uploaded: 28/11/2012
Updated: 11/06/2014
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