Subject: The Tragedy in Torres del Paine
Hi to all,

Until now I had a great days in Tierra del Fuego and Calafate and El Chalten with magic glaciars and surprising nature. But yesterday I heard first time about the fire in Torres del Paine.

From today the park is closed and all tourist were evacuated to Puerto Natales. It was horrible to see the smoke covering the wonderful torres and helpless non-understanding guanacos seeking refuge. The reason for the fire was a tourist who camped in non- alowed place and made a fire. He payed for his crime just! 200$US. Isn't it ridiculous?! He should pay all his life for breaking the rules and destroying such natural jem! The park will be opened again maybe a few days later, but I'm not sure that it will be nice show.

Sincerely, Alex Elbert now in Puerto Natales waiting for Navimag