Mount Everest Foundation
Supporting the exploratory


This trip started with an invitation from the Federacion de Andinismo de Chile to form a joint British-Chilean expedition, but in the end no Chileans were available to join the four British climbers. The main objective, the first ascent of the SE ridge of Sarmiento (2,404m) in Tierra del Fuego (second overall), was unsuccessful owing to lack of local support and bad weather. The secondary objective - a study of plants and birds in the area - was most successful.

December 1992 - February 1993
Crag Jones, Susan Cooper, Phil Swainson and Henry Todd