Tierra Mayor is a huge valley very close to Ushuaia that is well known for its winter activities such as dogsledding, cross-skiing, trekking, snowmobiling, ice-climbing, and more.
We first arrived in the evening to the Tierra Mayor shelter, where we learned a little bit about the history of the place from the owners while enjoying their delicious chocolate. We then proceeded to get our snowshoes fitted, picked up some lamps and headed out into the night.
After a short hike we entered the forest and followed a road with torches until we arrived to an awesome cone-shaped hut, as they were traditionally built by the native people. Inside, they were waiting for us with some delicious skewers to snack on, hot wine, mountain coffee and live guitar music. We had a great time in there enjoying all the favours our hosts prepared and sharing a cool moment as a group.
Unfortunately time runs out and we had to head out of that magical place after a while, but to make up for that we snowshoed our way to the Nunatak shelter, where we ended the night with more food, wine and good conversation.
I think these are the days that help people bond together and create lasting memories. Thanks, Tierra del Fuego, for your infinite supply of magic.
Photo taken at: Valle Tierra Mayor Ushuaia