I'm going to be in Santiago, Chile for 2 months to learn Spanish, and by a stroke of luck I ended up with free time from November 7 to 24. I've decided that I should invest this time wisely - by hiking the Torres del Paine circuit and Mt. Fitz Roy. The only problem is I have no idea what gear to bring.
I thru hiked the Long Trail in July this summer (yeah, it's been a good year), and I have my final gear list posted under my profile. What do I need to change? I'm not at all prepared for the climate down there, and need to quickly make some purchases. A couple of potential changes that I already own and would love to hear thoughts on -
- an Arc'Teryx Naos 55 pack - waterproof, tough as nails (4lbs, 11oz)
- an Arc'Teryx Alpha SV gore-tex jacket (19oz)
- a Patagonia Lightweight R4 windproof fleece (roughly 20oz)
So, I fly out this Friday and have very little time to pack. Would appreciate any and all advice!