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The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Patagonia guide book!

This is the coolest thing I have seen in awhile.  Click on the link below but plan on spending some time there.   It is an amazing resource for the community and a innovative format.  "Bravo" on the idea and follow through for all involved!

Make sure to dbl click the 3 enclosed topo photos for full value and an idea of the scale of this project!

"The Chaltén Massif was once a faraway land, a place where mountaineers could live a simple and adventurous life in the wild. Until the early eighties few expeditions visited the area every year but soon, due to a sharp rise in popularity and the advent of the town of El Chaltén for geopolitical reasons, things changed. The bridge over Río Fitz Roy was the first step, which was followed by roads, services, pavement, infrastructure, weather forecasts, etc. In spite of these changes the beauty of the peaks is still the same and Patagonia’s most precious treasure: its fierce winds and storms, continue to blow through the land as strong as ever, reminding us of our insignificance."

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