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South America, Argentine-Chilean Patagonia, North-South Traverse of Southern Patagonian Icecap in Late 1992

North-South Traverse of Southern Patagonian Icecap, Attempt in Late 1992 An Italian expedition consisting of Paolo Cavagnetto, Paolo Falco, Joel Blumenberg and Alberto Guelpa attempted unsuccessfully to complete the entire north-south traverse of the Southern Patagonian Icecap. They arrived in late October, 1992 at Caleta Tortel. They set out from the Fiordo Calén, an arm of the Canal Baker, ascending to the Glaciar Jorge Montt. Hauling loaded sleds on skis, they headed south. As is typical in this region, they were held up on numerous days by inclement weather. After completing about 250 of the 400 kilometers, they gave up where the icecap comes close to the Seno Mayo of Lago Argentino. A more complete report is found on page 25 of Alp of April 1993.