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South America, Colombia, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Access Problems

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Access Problems. The Indian situation continues to be bad. Our close Indian friend, Celso VillafaƱea, has died, apparently of injuries sustained in a fight related to tribal hostilities over climbers and no doubt also over the worsening marijuana smuggling scene in the area. All of those factors contribute to a need on the part of climbers to be very sensitive to their impact on the range. A low profile is a must.

William McKinney