• Andrew Busscher

HIS PERSPECTIVE: Testing My Patience: Hiking Patagonia

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

As you may have read from my wife’s blogging... we did a LOT of hiking throughout Patagonia. But the real mother-load came in the form of the grand-daddy mountain known as: The Towers of “Torres del Paine.” I’m not fluent in Spanish, but I can safely assume the translation must mean, “Towers of Pain,” because the 8+ hour hike was brutal. If you viewed our video montage, you might assume our full-day hike up the Towers of Pain was unicorns, rainbows, and sunshine.

But it was none of those things.

Except for the sunshine. Yes, the cloud-free day offered us sunshine which provided an over-bearing, non-stop, sweltering hot assault upon our worn-down bodies, unprotected faces, and quickly breaking spirits.