The Patagonia You’ve Never Heard Of
Backpacking southern Chile’s obscure and wild Dientes Circuit
By Michael Lanza
As our 20-seat, twin-engine Otter DHC-6 prop plane drops through the ever-present Patagonian cloud cover, the Beagle Channel comes into view. On both sides, green hills rise to craggy, treeless mountains. To the north, the jagged Fuegian Andes of Argentina push into the sky. To the south looms our destination: the sharply pointed spires of the Dientes de Navarino. With a steep banking turn, the plane glides down onto the airstrip in the southernmost town in the world, Puerto Williams on Chile’s Navarino Island. …
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22.7-mile (36.5k) circuit
If you are not confident to go on your own, you can do this one guided, 6 days, 5 nights ($1300+) , by aonikenk.
I keep posting Dientes, the most southerly established trek in the world, because I’m still frustrated at having missed it myself on my one trip to the tip of South America.
I’m seriously considering going back in 2012.
Check out Dientes information page.