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South America, Chilean Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Monte Sarmiento, South Face, Attempt

Monte Sarmiento, South Face, Attempt. Sergio Echeverria and I had the honor to meet Mr. Jack Miller, the person who knows more about the amazing Cordillera Sarmiento and the Canal de las Montanas than anyone else. He came to Patagonia to try to preserve this cordillera and canal as a National Park. In a five-day trip to explore the area (March 1-6), we (Jack Miller, Christian Regenhard, Sergio Echeverria and I) tried to make the second ascent of the South Face on Monte Sarmiento (2123m). After three days on the mountain with an advance camp at 1300 meters, 90 m.p.h. winds and a lot of snow forced us to go down.

Sergio Echeverria and Hernan Jofre, Chile