I love mountains for the peace and pure sense of freedom you can feel there. Mountains can …
El Chalten will always stay in my heart as a place where I felt in love with hiking for my life. After a night in this sleepy village, you can simply wake up, pack some food and go hiking. No special gear required, no mini vans, no tourists queueing, no park entry fees. Just you, nature and freedom.
Visiting Torres del Paine national park opened me up for being alone in nature as anything else before. While photographing this little creatures below I got incredibly slow and I lost my newly met travel buddies along the way and ended up hiking all the way alone. Which was the best way to fully appreciate and fell in love with Patagonian nature. This was the place where I learned to appreciate nature more than anything else in my life.
Walking there I had the impression that time stretched somehow. Nature was changing gradually. I felt like I passed not only the kilometres, I passed the time seasons!
The top of the park and the main destination looks amazing. Pictures cannot show how beautiful is there. It’s like never-ending happiness and feeling of luck to be there.