American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South American, Tierra del Fuego, Tierra del Fuego Climbing and Kayaking

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  • Publication Year: 1985

Tierra del Fuego Climbing and Kayaking. From January to March Paul de Mengel and I explored Tierra del Fuego. Starting at Puerto Hambre, a roadhead just south of Punta Arenas, we kayaked across the Magellan Straits, through the Acualisman Channel and along Cockbum Canal to reach the shore east of Sar- miento. We failed to attempt Sarmiento because of its scale and the weather. We climbed two small mountains south of Seno Agostini and failed on a 6600-foot peak that lies between the other two. We were totally self-contained, carrying alpine climbing gear, filming equipment and food for two months.

Alan Hughes, Wales

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