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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...




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.






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




carlitos on a shitty 3 pitch sport climb




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




small break in weather on the second day




bouldering close to base camp




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




base camp fun




dean potters revenge against the huber brothers




from one attempt on the route




alex huber on the dead cow boulder close to the town




bean bowers on the dead cow boulder




steve and his wife




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.







daniel on the 1st pitch of our route 5.7




us on the belay ledge




martin clippen up a 6b




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:

all sorts

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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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