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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marlonwarren

marlonwarren - Jul 19, 2007 7:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Calm be the storm!

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

Nikman

Nikman - Jul 20, 2007 7:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Calm be the storm!

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.

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