Astun is located in the source of Aragon river, in the Pyrenees mountains near the borders of Spain with France. The station occupies two high mountain valleys, La Raca and Truchas each of which is accessible by a chairlift. The temperature varies from 2°C/35.60°F to 19°C/66.20°F throughout the year, with January being the coldest and August the warmest month. It is an ideal spot for many activities and excursions all around the year.
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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Las Torres Circuit Trail, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile
Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic subpolar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia.
Las Torres Circuit Trail starts from the Laguna Amarga ranger station, leading to the Cerro Paine ranch. After that, you hike up to the Chilean camp and onwards to the base of Torres del Paine at 1980 ft/603 m high. The towers, are three incredible granite spikes, which the highest of all stands at 9514 ft/2900 m high, part of the Cordillera del Paine.
It is one of the world’s famous sites in Patagonia. The nature around you is overwhelming with outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna, found nowhere else on the planet. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land take your breath away. You can hike this trail all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February.
There are many campgrounds and refugios along the Las Torres Circuit Trail, where you can spend the night. Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.
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