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Cochamo 2000

Although originally planned as a four-man team, this expedition to the Cochamo valley in Central Chile (some two hours inland from Puerto Monte) eventually went ahead with only two. Their aim was to free-climb existing routes on Mt Trinidad, c.2,300m, and investigate the scope for new routes on hitherto unknown rock walls. The approach through jungle proved to be considerably easier than anticipated, having been cut and clearly marked by previous climbers, including some Brazilians who were still in the area. Although the weather was initially good, it rapidly deteriorated, and the pair only managed to repeat a route called 'The Eides of March' (E5 A3) before they had to leave.

February - March 2000
Seb Grieve with Leo Houlding

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