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|Corax||Re: Puna de Atacama|
|Thanks for the vote and comment!|
|Posted Mar 26, 2006 12:12 am|
|Andino||A beauty !|
|You really did a wonderful job on this page. Precise details, nice pictures. Thank you !|
I might go there next February, your page is of great help.
|Posted Aug 3, 2006 7:46 am|
|Corax||Re: A beauty !|
Drop me a mail if there's anything additional you want info about and best wishes for the trip to the Puna.
|Posted Aug 22, 2006 12:15 am|
|Andino||Cachi instead of Puna|
|The might a change in our plans, and we may head towards Nevados de Cachi (near Salta, Argentina) instead of Puna de Atacama.|
By any chance, do you know anything about mountains around Cachi ?
I have rough details from John Biggar's book, but nothing else much.
Thanks anyway ;o)
|Posted Aug 22, 2006 2:36 pm|
|Corax||Re: Cachi instead of Puna|
|Cachi/Libertador had a page on SP before, but the maintainer deleted all the material.|
I have not been there and I don't know much about the place. There are some basic info and maps in Kelsey's book about the world's mountains.
|Posted Aug 25, 2006 12:55 am|
I think this site might be useful
This is an Argentinian site where you can download a free file with a lot of information of this area to be used with Mapsource Garmin Programme an then can be transfered to a Garmin GPS.
Very nice page
|Posted Oct 21, 2006 7:32 pm|
|Corax||Re: GPS MAPSOURCE|
|Thanks for checking out the page and recommending the website. I have tried and tried to make the program work, but I'm getting error messages all the time. I don't know what's wrong.|
It's a shame, it would be great to use this program.
|Posted Oct 25, 2006 11:17 am|
|ClimberMan420||Harsh climate but incredible area to visit|
|This is indeed an incredible area, I spent two seperate weeks in and around Las grutas refuge. I came for adventure and I sure found it. In 2 weeks I hardly spent any money as Im on an extended solo backpacking trip of South America. Many days were spent hitchhiking waiting for a ride. Sometimes I waited only 5 minutes or an hour but several times 7-10 hours. If planning to hitchike bring a lot of water and be prepared to spend the night anywhere. My first week I brought 13 litres of water, my second week 18 litres of water. In the first week I found virtually no snow below 5800m in most areas as it was Feb ´07 . When I came back restocked and a few days rest in Fiambala it had snowed but the snow mostly melted after day except for the odd bank, virtually all streams and puddles were dry .|
I was mostly after smaller 5000m summits that had rarely been climbed along the road but also wentup San francisco and made a go at Incahuasi. My summit ofIncahuasi was unsuccesful because at about 5800m before sunrise( without sunglasses) I had rocks and dust blown into my eyes, I had to come down because my right eye was very bothered. I recomend carying eye drops to treat dry and scratched eyes( from rocks or dust). Sometimes the wind is unbelievable and almost sandstorms become a nuisance.
Definetly bring a very good tent and be as prepared as possible for the wind especially in the warmer months. Thank you for making this page, I never would have come to this beautiful area if I had not read aboutit here. Its the only place Ive ever been which has such an isolated feel as the places that I knowin Canada.
|Posted Feb 20, 2007 9:11 pm|
|Corax||Re: Harsh climate but incredible area to visit|
Yes, it's a really nice area. When reading your comment I felt like jumping on a plane and get back there. The beautiful colors, the vicuñas, the snow capped volcanoes. The desolation. The adventure. There's no challenging climbing in terms of technical difficulty, but the feeling of just being there, walking around in those beautiful surroundings makes up for it and more. Fiambalá is the perfect little base for re-stocking and rest. Some great Argentinian ice cream. A bath in the thermals and then off for another 20 days in the Puna.
I will never go to Argentina without paying the area a visit.
Anyone who likes this place, should also check out Tibet or the Pamir high plateau.
|Posted Feb 22, 2007 11:46 am|
|vancouver islander||Super page|
|Can't think why I missed it the first time around. Only spotted it now because someone just posted an album on the area.|
This does highlight a real problem with SP. There's so much stuff posted all the time that once something is off the "what's new" lists it just gets lost amongst everything else - as in this case. The problem is also exacerbated by all the daily "under construction" chaff which only serves to push valuable pages like this off the map far too early.
But this isn't supposed to be a rant - and there's nothing to be done anyway - so thanks for sharing.
|Posted Jun 19, 2007 5:47 pm|
|Corax||Re: Super page|
I agree on what you say above. Sometimes I just sit down and search for new stuff I have missed and I always find something new good stuff.
|Posted Jul 13, 2007 2:32 pm|
|pijiu||Another one of your great pages!|
|It looks like the perfect place for a great Christmas holiday!|
|Posted Jan 24, 2008 2:13 pm|
|Corax||Re: Another one of your great pages!|
It's a fantastic place and as you like Tibet, I can promise you'll like the Puna as well.
|Posted Jan 25, 2008 12:55 pm|