EcoCamp evacuates due to closure of Torres del Paine National Park.
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 30th, on the orders of Chile’s National Park administration body CONAF.
The fire is currently restricted to the western zone of the Paine massif, meaning EcoCamp guests, on the eastern side, are in no danger. However, due to the park’s closure and EcoCamp’s inability to conduct tours as normal due to fierce wind and smoke, we feel evacuation is the most prudent action. We had sincerely hoped this measure would not be necessary but the well-being of our guests is our absolute priority.
All of our guests spent a very peaceful night at EcoCamp and are now being transported to Puerto Natales where they will be placed in temporary accommodation until we have further news regarding the outcome of the battle to stop the fire. A tentative date for EcoCamp’s re-opening is January 3rd – To be confirmed following subsequent updates on the battle to get the fire under control.