The Rapid Plunging Down to Galcier Grey
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Fotografia panorâmica por Arroz Marisco EXPERT MAESTRO Criado em 19:25, 09/03/2012 - Views loading...

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The Rapid Plunging Down to Galcier Grey

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After Gardner Pass, the trail drops almost 700 m vertically down through a dense beech forest before emerging at this crossing with one of the many rapids along the way that plunges into the vast blue expanse of crevasse-covered glacier grey below. Campo Paso is about 30 minutes' walk from here.

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A: Paso John Gardner

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Panorama taken 500m south-east, 300m above Paso John Gardner.

Paso John Gardner

B: The Backside of Torres Del Paine - John Gardner Pass

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C: Sunrise over Glacier Grey

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D: Northern Slope of Paine Massif

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E: GREY CLACIER - TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK - CHILE

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F: Lunch Break Between Rio Paso and Laguna de Los Perros

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G: Glacier Grey & Lago Grey

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H: False Autumn in Patagonia

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I: Panorama of Valle del frances - the Jewl in the Crown

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Panorama of Valle del frances - the Jewl in the Crown

J: First view of Cerro Catedral

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