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  • Fly to: Santiago, Chile

  • Internal Transfer: Santiago - Cohaique

  • Visa required: Not if British

  • Currency:Chilean Peso

  • Time Zone:-3hrs GMT

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Day 7, 10/11/07: - Patagonia Northern Icecap

OMG, OMG, OMG! I can't believe Ariel's snoring, flippin 'ell that is something else! Even the earplugs were no match for the force; the vacuum it created within the tent was so powerful it was literally sucking our earplugs clean out! Sure Dyson would've been impressed. Not sure how I'm gonna cope with tent life Ariel stylie, she's already peeing me off.

We encountered 1 mediocre river crossing today which involved a change into the fleece booty's. The crossing seemed to take ages but I think it was more to do with the fact we didn't really feel as if we were in any hurry. The day progressed to bush-whacking, damn that was hard going! Again the little cling-on branches causing untold grief as they persisted in their mission to knock you off balance. I fell backwards down over a tree trunk & there was no way I was getting up by myself; Evans helped, seemed strange him pulling me up from between my legs, Ha but hey-ho guess you take what you can get!

We continued with further bushwhacking towards what was subsequently named 'camp calzone'. Ariel offered to go fill the drom bags with water. Later, later, much later, oh Ariel still hadn't moved, meaning someone else ended up fetching the water, she did however manage to find time for an extended toilet break & mini pampering session! Again tent pitching was left to Nic & me (with Ariel constantly telling us it wasn't quite in the right position! Arrrrgh!), oh and surprisingly so was the cooking.

Prior to dinner Nic & myself had a sneaky fag; sat on a log just commenting on how typical it would be for the log to give way, when surprise, surprise... SNAP! You've gotta laugh; even if it is hysteria! Calzones for dinner, I did the sauce & salami, Nic took on the task of prepping the dough. Good job; the food tasted great!