UPDATE MAY 2012: Our temporary itineraries are no longer in use we have reverted back to our original itineraries, effective from the start of the 2012-13 season.
Fire TDP 2011
We are very happy to announce that the fire in Torres del Paine National Park, which has affected over 12,000 hectares in the park’s south-western sector, is currently under control. This means that the fire is no longer expanding and that the almost 800 firefighters working to control the blaze have the focal points under control and are working to extinguish the fire.
A day of low wind, which has allowed helicopter flight and reduced the speed of the fire’s expansion, together with moderately intense rain have helped to control the fire in Torres de Paine National Park. The authorities predict that today they will have three of the six remaining focus areas under control and should these conditions remain, we will be close to having the fire under complete control.
We regret to inform you that EcoCamp Patagonia is being evacuated following the closure of Torres del Paine National Park on the evening of December 29th, on the orders of Chile’s National Park administration body CONAF.