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South America, Tierra del Fuego, Cordillera Alvear

Cordillera Alvear, Tierra del Fuego. On March 4, 1971 Rod Saunders, Echardt Drushke and Rick Hoare made the first ascent of Cerro Alvear (4500 feet), the highest peak in the Cordillera Alvear, some ten miles northeast of Cerro Olivia. On March 6 Saunders and Hoare climbed a peak of nearly the same height which lies some five miles west of the other. The range runs east and west between Lago Fagnano and Río Lasifharshaj.