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San Lorenzo East Face

The objective was the unclimbed East Face of San Lorenzo, a 3706m peak on the Chile/Argentina border just north of the Perito Moreno National Park. They arranged to ship their gear in advance by courier, rather than paying excess baggage rates on the flight. This proved not to have been a good decision as the courier lost the baggage. While waiting for their gear in El Calafate they purchased food and arranged onward transport to the road head. As time went by they realised there was no way that they could recover the gear with enough time to continue the expedition. They gave all the food and other provisions bought locally to a charity for the homeless in El Calafate and flew home. The lesson learnt was not to ship equipment in advance to South America.

September - October 2014
Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey

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