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Monte Sarmiento 95

After sailing into the area from Puerto Williams via the Beagle Channel, this international team (1 Briton, 3 Americans and 1 Australian), trekked through dense forest and bogs to establish a camp below Monte Sarmiento (2,404m) and waited for an improvement in the Patagonian weather. Winds were so strong that in two separate incidents team members were blown off the rock, incurring minor injuries. On the last day available to them, they climbed the 1,000m S face of the West Peak, but did not have time to continue to the slightly higher East Peak.

April - May 1995
Jim Wickwire and Stephen Venables with Tim Macartney-Snape and John Roskelley, plus boat skipper Charlie Porter

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