We started by flying from Stanley to Punta Arenas, in the southern Patagonian region of Chile. We had a couple of days there, chilling out, getting used to cars, people, money and Spanish, and buying any extra camping kit we needed. Then we headed off by bus to the Torres del Paine National Park. The Park's famous for the granite Towers of Paine and is an incredibly popular stop with westerners on the "gringo trail" of South America. Because we'd spent the southern hemisphere summer working we didn't get there until May, which is definitely well into Autumn. As a result we missed the crowds, but did get to sample some of the weather.
View Punta Arenas and Torres del Paine on a map.