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The day we ran out of food on a 7-day hike

Oh my! I’ve just hiked Torres del Paine (« the O » as they say) with my partner and it was epic! It’s been on my bucket list for a long time and I finally got a chance to do it last month. My sister got married and she lives in Chile with her husband so we took the opportunity to extend our stay there and explore Torres del Paine. Originally, I thought this hike was out of my reach. I’m not particularly fit, I hate the gym, and hiking is definitely not my forte. The longest hike I’ve been on was 2-day hike in South of France. When my partner and I decided to go on that trail, I thought I’d die but he gave me a good pep talk that convinced me. When I finished the « O » I was so relieved. If the hike lasted an extra day, I would have given up. It was soooo excruciating. Especially when you know that we actually ran out of food at the last campsite. Anyway, if I had to be honest, I’d say to myself that I will never do it again! But eventually, a few days later, I acknowledged that it was the most epic hike on earth (it’s not like I’ve done much but I feel entitled to say that!) To any hikers who want to hop on this trail: pack more food than you think you’d need. Because there is nothing worse than lacking of food at the very end of the trail. It adds too much stress.

Too many places to visit in my bucket list. Next: Chile!