American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

South American, Tierra del Fuego, Attempt to Get to Antartica

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  • Publication Year: 1985

Attempt to get to Antarctica. In December Canadians had hoped to fly to Antarctica to climb the Vinson Massif. They started with the same plane used by Bonington and the Americans in 1983 but they had British pilots. After difficulties about landing at the Esperanza Base, for which they had permission from the Argentine government, they landed instead at Río Gallegos. The Argentine authorities there took the pilots into custody because they were British and thus the expedition ended.

Vojslav Arko, Club Andino Bariloche, Argentina

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