Trip Reports: Andes Adventure - October 2011 - January 2012

From September 2011 to January 2012, my fiance Claudia and I traveled for 15 weeks from the top of northern Chile all the way down to the tip of South America, detouring into Argentina various times along the route. We experienced a wide range of landscapes ranging from the surreal deserts and high volcanoes of the Atacama Desert and Altiplano of northern Chile, to the wet rainforests and snowy volcanoes of the Lakes Districts of Chile and Argentina, to the spectacular glaciers and jagged spires of Patagonia, to the wild mountains and weather of Tierra del Fuego and Isla Navarino.

Below, in roughly chronological order, are my favorite landscape photos from our journey.  During our travels I frequently posted about our adventures on my blog, so to read a lot more about our treks and travels and to see lots more photos, check out the Andes pages on my blog.

Aconcagua, Andes, Argentina, Rio Horcones
Aconcagua, Argentina
Salar de Aguas Calientes, Atacama, Chile
Atacama, Chile
Salar de Aguas Calientes, Atacama, Chile, San Pedro de Atacama
Northern Chile
Volcán Licancabur, Atacama, Chile, Valle de la Muerte, San Pedro de Atacama, october, sunset, orange, licancabur
Atacama, Chile
Laguna Lejia, Chile, sunset, Volcán Simba, Cerro Acamarachi
Northern Chile
Laguna Lejia, Atacama, Chile, Lascar, Vulcan Simba, Cerro Acamarachi
Atacama, Chile
Laguna Chaxa, Salar de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, sunset
Atacama, Chile
Salar de Atacama, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, salt
Northern Chile
Cerro Toco, Atacama, Chile, sunset
Atacama, Chile
Putre, Chile, Cerro de Tarapac
Putre, Chile
Parinacota, Lauca, Chungara, Chile, volcano
Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile
Parinacota, Cotacotani, Lauca, Chile
Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile
Cerros de Payachata, Parinacota, Pomerape, Altiplano, Chile, Lago Cotacotani, Cerro Guane Guane, sunset, panorama, volca
Altiplano, Northern Chile
Parinacota, Lauca, Chungara, Chile, volcano
Parque Nacional Lauca, Chile
Salar de Surire, flamingos, sunrise
Salar de Surire, Chile
Isluga, Northern Chile, Iglesia, church, altiplano
Altiplano, Northern Chile
La Portada, Antofagasta, Chile, arch
Antofagasta, Chile
Cerro Dragon, Iquique, Chile, dune
Iquique, Chile
Iquique, Chile, Cerro Dragon, dune, city
Iquique, Chile
Valle de Aguas Calientes, Termas de Chillán, Chile, Vulcan Chillan Viejo, Chillán, hot springs
Termas de Chillán, Chile
Cochamó, jungle, hiking, Chile, Cochamo
Cochamó, Chile
Cochamó, Chile, river, Cochamo
Cochamó, Chile
Cerro La Junta, Cocham, Cochamó, Chile, Cochamo
Cochamó, Chile
Cochamó, Chile, Cochamo
Cochamó, Chile
Puerto Natales, Chile, Patagonia, sunset, December
Chilean Patagonia
Glaciar Grey, Torres del Paine, Chile, panorama, sunset
Torres del Paine, Chile
Glaciar Grey, Torres del Paine, Chile, rainbow
Torres del Paine, Chile
Torres del Paine, moon, Chile, moonrise
Torres del Paine, Chile
Cerro Catedral, moonlight, Torres del Paine, Chile, Valle Frances
Torres del Paine, Chile
Paine Grande, Torres del Paine, Chile, Rio Frances, Patagonia
Torres del Paine, Chile
Las Torres, Torres del Paine, Chile, lake
Torres del Paine, Chile
Las Torres, Torres del Paine, Chile, moonlight
Torres del Paine, Chile
Las Torres, Torres del Paine, Chile, moonlight
Torres del Paine, Chile
Perito Moreno Glacier, El Calafate, Argentina, Patagonia, glacier
Patagonia, Argentina