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Postby sinister » Tue Nov 14, 2006 4:09 am

I am looking to plan a BASE expedition to Cerro Torre in the next summer can anybody with experience on this cliff or area please contact me as I have many questions. Thank you in advance
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Postby Andino » Tue Nov 14, 2006 8:15 am

Hello,

I don't know if it would help you but you can have a look at the EL CHALTEN page for basic information.

I was there in October for trekking (not climbing unfortunately), if you have any logistical questions, I might help then.
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Postby sinister » Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:50 pm

Do you know where the nearest Heli base is and if so how to contact them? Or mabey how to contact the park?
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Postby Andino » Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:23 pm

I don't know about helicopters.
For all contact details in Los Glaciares National Park : http://www.losglaciares.com/en/info/centinfo.html
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Postby sinister » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:30 pm

did you hike in the area at the bottom of cerro torre? I would like to know what the terain at the bottom is like is it all Glacier is there dirt/sand areas, medium sized rocks scatterd about, or a boulder field? Thank you for your help I am trying to get a sense for what the landing area is like.
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Postby Andino » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:08 am

I won't be able to help you on that one, as we only hike on trails not on glaciers...
Maybe the Park people can help you out.

Here is an aerial view of the area : http://www.summitpost.org/images/original/208666.jpg
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Postby poice2004 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:30 pm

Please Don´t go by an helicopter.
This place is one of the most beautiful and peaceful in the world.
There, you can hear the sounds of the Patagonian winds, the glaciers, the rivers, the birds, etc without any artificial sound.
El Calafate(220 km from El Chalten) has a new an modern airport where you can land with an helicopter, and then there are buses to go to El Chalten, or you can rent a car.
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Postby Andino » Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:34 pm

I have to say that Poice is very right.

- From El Calafate to El Chalten : 4hrs by bus (1 or 2 each day).
- Then from El Chalten to Campamento de Agostini : 3 hrs hiking
- From Capamento de Agostini to the bottom of Cerro Torre (through the glacier) : a few hours...
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Postby sinister » Thu Nov 16, 2006 4:37 am

My intentions are not to disturb the natural nature of the area or it's settings in any way. My intentions are to spend the first week surveying the base of cerro torre and the landing areas (for me to land not the heli). Then about 15mins surveying the top taking video and detailed stills from the heli during the 1st day of the 2nd week and on one day later that week wether permiting have the heli drop me off at the top and then leave. Then I will decend to the exit point if necesary, gear up and make my jump and leave the beautifull mountain just as I have found it. I am in the process of making a film detailing some of the most beautifull and remote exit points around the world. I am open to any advice about this location that is why I am here asking. Thanks
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Postby pphudson » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:06 pm

Your best bet is to get in touch with National Parks. I doubt you can get a helicopter anyway for many reasons - one being Cerro Torre is close to the Chilean border which is still in dispute south of Fitz Roy. Another is, apart from the military, I don´t know if any helicopters operate nearby anyway. You may need to climb the peak and then jumb which has, I am fairly sure, been done before.
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Postby Blair » Thu Nov 16, 2006 7:08 pm

sinister-didnt u get my pm?
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