I traveled in Chile late 2006, early 2007. I hiked most of the Torres del Paine Circuit and "W" trails in Patagonia. The weather even during the summer months in Torres del Paine was at times frightening. Be prepared for 50+ mph winds as well rain, mud, clouds, and snow.
Chile is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. In addition to visiting Torres del Paine in Patagonia, I also traveled to Puerto Octay and Hornopiren, towns situated in the Lakes and Carretera Austral Districts, respectively.
Click above for photos from Central and Southern Chile.
Click above for photos from my Torres del Paine Circuit and “W” hikes.