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Embarking from Puerto Montt to Chaiten via ferry.
Classic December Chaiten.
Our first view of the moat, with Pete Logan and Josie McKee
Planning the ration for our first foray into the mountains.
The important “sharpening the machete” picture.
The food bus. Soo good.
Making the long walk back to Chaiten from Puerto Cardenas.
Waiting for a ride. Lots of time spent doing this.
Our boat shuttle across Rio Yelcho. Thanks Patricio.
The shuttle departing, leaving us alone on el otro lado.
More machete sharpening, this time in our base camp near Rio Yelcho
Christmas Day and the Christmas Wall.
Pollo de selva
Our free accommodations. Thanks Nicolas!
Coastal Patagonian sky.
Cragging near Cerro Castillo, Chile.
Pablo Miranda following a hand crack on Escudo, Coyhaique, Chile.
Pablo on the first pitch of an attempted new route, Cerro MacKay, Coyhaique Chile.
Manjar on Cerro MacKay, with Pablo Miranda.
Our humble accommodation.
Planning our ration.
Organizing our ration.
Josie sorting our equipment, paring it down.
The bourbon ration. Turns out you can get the Bulleit in Chaiten!
Loading the boat shuttle for round two!
Josie on the inaugural J climbing.
More sharpening… they needed it, we used them a lot.
Home sweet home.
Taking a break while shuttling our loads up river to our camp.
Lots o’ leeches.
So much rock.
The unorthodox squeeze chimney in the Rio Alerce headwaters.
Approaching “Well, Here We Are”
Headwaters of the Rio Alerce and Josie on the first pitch of “Well, Here We Are”
Josie, doing what she does second best, on the shoulder of El Trono.
The Trans-American Black and Tan. Also sooo good!
Partway up Cerro Desnudo
Josie taking the hard way to the summit of Cerro Desnudo
So much potential.
Josie on the shoulder of Cerro Desnudo
Mayo, crackers, and mate! Post climb snack.
Scouting the Christmas Wall.
Sipping mate and sussing the Christmas Wall
Josie, doing what she does best: getting it done!
Our Christmas Wall highpoint.
The Christmas Wall.
Packing it out.
Waiting for the pickup along the Rio Yelcho