Torres del Paine National Park was declared the Eighth Wonder of the World in 2013. This accolade impacted the park’s flow of visitors, dramatically increasing demand for the famous W trek and visitation to the national park by nearly 100,000 visitors in just 5 years.
“Your best footprint for Paine” is a national and international conservation campaign with the goal of raising funds for the reconstruction and restoration of the iconic Base Torres Trail in the Park.
In order to avoid further erosion to the Base Torres Trail, conserve Torres del Paine National Park, and protect visitors exploring the park, Shuswap Trail Alliance has proposed a technical design for the reconstruction of the trail. This first stage will cost 800 million Chilean Pesos (CLP). To achieve this goal, multi-stakeholder collaboration will be critical, which is why we have teamed up with Torres del Paine Legacy Fund to lead this campaign.
The “Best Footprint for Paine” campaign will be carried out by collecting donations under the concept of “meters squared”. This means that each dollar, or 650 Chilean Pesos that you donate, will help build 1 meter squared of the new Base Trail.
1 USD = 1m2/1m2 = 650 CLP
The “Best Footprint for Paine Campaign” seeks to generate a sense of belonging for both the public and future tourists that visits the park, providing a sense of citizen participation, and involving people in the care of the most important park in Chilean Patagonia.