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Camp2 at Cerro San Lorenzo, Patagonia
After sundown within one hour lying in the tent the air pressure dropped 80 meters of altitude. At midnight we packed everything together an decended in a horrible storm back to basecamp.

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marlonwarrenCalm be the storm!

marlonwarren

Voted 10/10

You are a brave man. I have never been is such "hard conditons. 80 meters of altitude is a lot.

I am glad you made it to base camp OK.
peace
marlon
Posted Jul 19, 2007 7:29 pm

NikmanRe: Calm be the storm!

Nikman

Hasn't voted

It was one of the hardest things in my life. It took us 13 hours to return to BC. If we wouldn´t been a team, maybe I´d stayed somewhere on that mountain, because I got really tired to the end of the decent. I was thinking: "I want to search for a bivi-place and jump into my sleeping bag" at some stages, and I think I would have done that if I had been alone.
We stopped at a glaciar traverse during our way back and I didn´t concentrate well, when taking off my backpack, so my sleeping back ran down the iceface. I was lucky it was not packed proper, so it didn´t go down straight, but turned in a circle into a crevasse area and stopped between some seracs. Recovering it, took another extra hour :-(

In Patagonia such weather drops are not so uncommon.
Posted Jul 20, 2007 7:53 am

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