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[TR] patagonia- photos 12/17/2005

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Climb: patagonia-photos

 

Date of Climb: 12/17/2005

 

Trip Report:

I arrived in Puerto Natales, Chile to work as in Torres Del Paine National Park, as I had done the year before. Things all went as planned except for a broken foot, broken rib, drunken nights in whore houses, and a forest fire... I worked and was able to have time off to take some good trips to Argentine Patagonia. Untill there was a fire in the national park, wich thus became closed and I was out of work, for the meantime. I didnt want to sit around and waste my money drinking and buying food so I came home early. I took some pictures a long the way, thought I wish I had taken my camera a lot more, here they are...

 

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first i kicked my first day off cragging on the shitty sandstone close to town, not knowing i'd break a foot, but that wasnt to be the only break on the trip. in this photo is restovich leadin up this crack with a rotten bolt at the top.

 

 

 

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this is elsa she broke here finger when top roping that same route and a 60lb block broke off

 

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carlitos on a shitty 3 pitch sport climb

 

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restovich belaying

 

sat around for almost two weeks, worked a trip then went to argentina to try and climb a route on media de luna behind el mocho, 9 days at base camp no weather luck, so i had to go back to work, these pictures are from this trip

 

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small break in weather on the second day

 

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bouldering close to base camp

 

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heather baer, fredrico pizani, steve schnider and dean potter discuss the weather

 

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base camp fun

 

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dean potters revenge against the huber brothers

 

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from one attempt on the route

 

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alex huber on the dead cow boulder close to the town

 

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bean bowers on the dead cow boulder

 

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steve and his wife

 

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went back to work a while again took one picture, this is of el cuerno pricipal in paine with two people i worked with

 

went back to chalten argentina, to just crag around for a few days. the weather would have been amazing for anything on fitz roy or cerro torre. wich there was much success on. we climbed what we belived to be a new route outside of chalten and cliped some bolts.

 

 

 

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daniel on the 1st pitch of our route 5.7

 

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us on the belay ledge

 

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martin clippen up a 6b

 

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perfect weather on the drive in

 

then a tourist started a fire in the national park wich was then closed for 6 days wich resulted in a cancelation of two groups of mine. running low on money i decided to come home early. i have some pictures of the fire i can post when i scan them.

 

Gear Notes:

all sorts

 

Approach Notes:

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hey - in the pic with the "two guys you worked with" - who is that guy on the left? i think i worked an aconcagua trip with him a few years ago? is his name mauricio?

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lost arrow: his name isnt mauricio, and i dont think hes ever worked an aconcagua trip

 

alpinfox: working as a guide for small groups for trekking and kayaking, portering for large trekking groups and wound up voulenteer fire fighting for 5 days

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