American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South America, Chile and Argentina—Patagonia, Gran Campo Nevado, above the Straits of Magellan

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  • Publication Year: 1975

Gran Campo Nevada, above the Straits of Magellan. For 40 days Peter Bruchhausen, Jack Miller and William Rodarmor explored the region north of the Straits of Magellan. They left Punta Arenas on November 23 and emerged at Puerto Natales, having covered some 300 miles in a rubber boat, made seven portages and explored untracked territory. They visited Xaultegua Gulf, Canal Gajardo, Seno Skyring and Seno Otway. They made the first ascent of the huge massif which lies in the Gran Camp Nevado and rises to over 5000 feet, which was not without its climbing difficulties. We hope to have a more complete report next year.

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