Expedición Andes Antárticos / Antarctic Andes

Mar 16

Dispatch #60

Published at 21:29
Dispatch created from email
Ya llegamos a Santiago,

Estamos en nuestras casas, compartiendo con la familia y los amigos, y contando mil veces la misma historia, algo habitual al final de estas largas travesías.
 
La expedición, propiamente, ha terminado ahora, o como dice Mauricio Retamales, desde el momento en que nos hemos sentado distraídamente en el sofá de nuestras casas.
 
En Antártica realizamos el primer ascenso, travesía integral y descenso a pie del Plateau Herbert, y abrimos una nueva vía de acceso entre el plateau de la península Antártica y el mar.

 
También realizamos la primera exploración del glaciar Bleriot, y la segunda expedición en la Península Antártica que utiliza kayaks como embarcación y trineo, consiguiendo así la ejecución de una travesía 100% autosuficiente por tierra y mar, sin depósitos previos ni ninguna clase de apoyo externo, y sin abandonar equipos ni dejar el menor rastro.
 
Para completar esta travesía, que se inició y terminó en Punta Portal, tuvimos que enfrentar condiciones climáticas extremadamente hostiles.
 
La mayor parte del tiempo avanzamos sumergidos en una densa neblina que dificultaba la búsqueda de camino entre las gritas, seracs y acantilados.
 
El viento infatigable sobre el plateau formaba grandes sartruguis que obstaculizaban el arrastre de los kayaks, y ponian nuestras manos y pies bajo permanente riesgo de congelamiento.

Un temporal de viento destruyó parte de nuestra carpa, y arrastró uno de nuestros kayaks al fondo de una inmensa grieta, después de llevarse la nieve donde estaba anclado.

Otros temporales de viento y nieve mantuvieron sepultado nuestro campamento por varios días, incluso por más de una semana en tres ocasiones.

En total sumamos más de un mes de temporales.
 
Como punto de comparación, las condiciones climáticas del plateau de la Península Antática nos parecieron por lejos más hostiles que la de los campos de hielo de Patagonia y Tierra del Fuego, donde hemos estado anteriormente.
 
Difícilmente hubieramos conseguido los objetivos alcanzados sin la excelente calidad de los productos y servicios de nuestros auspiciadores:
 

ANTARCTIC SHIPPING S.A.

ANTARCTIC DREAM

ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

SALEWA

ROLEX

VERTICAL S.A.

EUROADVENTURE

EXPENEWS

BASK

DOITE

KOKATAT

IRIDIUM

AVENA QUAKER

PRODUCTOS SILVESTRES

PRIJON

AQUAPAC

CRISPI

DMM

LOUBSOL

KOMPERDELL.

 
Para finalizar, queremos agradecer a todos aquellos que de alguna manera nos ayudaron a concretar esta expedición.
 
En especial queremos agradecer a MAURICIO RETAMALES, quien en forma visionaria y compartiendo nuestro espíritu de aventura, ha sido el principal mentor de nuestras expediciones en Antártica.
 
También agradecemos a FABIOLA TORRES, quien nos preparó y envió
diariamente los informes meteorológicos, y que ofició de enlace entre la expedición y terceros; a KIKO GUZMÁN, que nos alentó a lo largo de la expedición, y que nos proveyó, junto con CAMILO RADA, de la fantástica herramienta de comunicación de Expenews; y a DAVID DONOSO, que nos apoyó con la traducción de nuestros informes. 

Conoce otras expediciones recientes de Cristian Donoso:

EN ANTÁRTICA: www.kayakantartica.com

EN PATAGONIA: www.patagoniaincognita.com

__________________________________________

Already arrive to Santiago.

We are in our houses, sharing with the family and the friends, and telling thousand times the same history, something habitual at the end of these long voyages. The expedition, properly, has ended now, or as Mauricio Retamales says, from the moment in which we have sat down absent-mindedly in the sofa of our houses.

In Antarctica we achieved the first ascent by foot, first cross by foot and first decrease by foot of the Plateau Herbert, and opened a new exit ramp between the plateau of the Antarctic peninsula and the sea.

In the extensive Danco Coast, for 53 years the only path to the plateau of the Antarctic Peninsula was Reclus Peninsula. Now, we have opened a second route.

Also we made the first exploration of the glacier Blériot, South American first climbing of the mount Harris, and the second expedition in the Antarctic Peninsula that uses kayaks as craft and bobsled, obtaining this way the execution of a voyage 100% self-suported by land and sea, without previous deposits or any class of external support, and without leaving equipments or make single track.

An expedition with pure exploration that, as our previous expeditions, managed to accede for the first time to sectors of our planet that were free of any previous human incursion: the unexplored edge of Herbert Plateau, and Bleriot Glacier.

Most of overland route of this expedition took place in areas that have never before been explored on foot.

To complete this voyage, which began and finished in Portal Point, we had to face extremely hostile climatic conditions. Most of the time we advance plunged in a dense mist that was impeding the search of way between the craks, seracs and cliffs.

The tireless wind over the plateau was forming big sartruguis that made very difficult the dragging of the kayaks, and put our hands and feet under permanent risk of freezing.

A storm of wind destroyed part of our tent, and dragged one of our kayaks to the bottom of an immense crack, after taking the snow to wich where it was anchored.

Others storms of wind and snow kept our camp buried several days, even for more than one week in three occasions. In whole we add up more than one month of storms.

Difficultly we could obtained the aims reached without the excellent quality of the products and services of our sponsors:

ANTARCTIC SHIPPING S.A.

ANTARCTIC DREAM

ANTARCTIC EXPEDITIONS

SALEWA

ROLEX

VERTICAL S.A.

EUROADVENTURE

EXPENEWS

BASK

DOITE

KOKATAT

IRIDIUM

AVENA QUAKER

PRODUCTOS SILVESTRES

PRIJON

AQUAPAC

CRISPI

DMM

LOUBSOL

KOMPERDELL.

To finish, we want to be grateful for all those that somehow helped us to make concrete this expedition.

Especially we want to be grateful for MAURICIO RETAMALES, who in visionary way and sharing our spirit of adventure, has been the principal mentor of our expeditions in Antarctic.

Also we are grateful for FABIOLA TORRES, the one who prepared for us and sent every day the meteorological reports, and that officiated as link between the expedition and third; to KIKO GUZMÁN, which encouraged us along the expedition, and that provided us, together with CAMILO RADA, with the fantastic tool of Expenews's communication; and to DAVID DONOSO, who supported us with the translation of our reports.

Other recent expeditions of Cristian Donoso:

ANTARCTICA: www.antarctickayak.com

PATAGONIA: www.patagoniaincognita.com
  • Name: Santiago
  • Elevation: 0 m
  • Latitude: 33° 267South
  • Longitude: 70° 362West

Comments


  • Report as abuse...
    2022-11-29 19:31:09 Dave says: Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! 스포츠중계
  • Report as abuse...
    2022-11-29 11:40:23 United States says: `Capital One can help you find the right credit cards; checking or savings accounts; auto loans; and other banking services for you or your business. Capital One Login | Citibank Login | Wells Fargo Login |
  • Report as abuse...
    2022-11-29 10:23:30 mtom says: Only a few blogger would discuss this topic the way you do.”.~;~ Stall fabricators in Coimbatore
  • Report as abuse...
    2022-11-29 09:02:10 mtom says: stainless kitchen sinks serves me better and they are stain resistant too.. 課室管理系統
  • Report as abuse...
    2022-11-29 07:22:42 United States says: metamask log in allows you to store & manage your account keys, transactions, tokens and send & receive the cryptocurrencies, Wells Fargo Login Advisors secure sign in to view your Wells Fargo Advisors Accounts. Capital One Login help you find the right credit cards checking or savings accounts.
  • Report as abuse...
    2022-11-29 06:53:45 mtom says: There couple of fascinating points with time on this page but I don’t know if I see them all center to heart. There is certainly some validity but I most certainly will take hold opinion until I explore it further. Good post , thanks and now we want far more! Put into FeedBurner at the same time home automation
  • Report as abuse...
    2022-11-29 06:06:33 miami says: MetaMask Log In MetaMask log in the transaction using the user's private key and broadcast it to the blockchain network. Wells Fargo Login Wells Fargo Login Committed to the financial health of our customers and communities , Capital One Login Capital One login can help you find the right credit cards,
  • Report as abuse...
    2022-11-29 04:12:17 카지노사이트추천 says: The assignment submission period was over and I was nervous, 카지노사이트추천 and I am very happy to see your post just in time and it was a great help. Thank you ! Leave your blog address below. Please visit me anytime.
  • Report as abuse...
    2022-11-29 03:12:49 카지노뉴스 says: 카지노뉴스
  • Report as abuse...
    2022-11-29 03:11:41 슬롯체험 says: 슬롯체험
  • Report as abuse...
    2022-11-29 03:11:19 스포츠분석 says: 스포츠분석
  • More...



Add Comment


Notify this dispatch to subscribers?

Yes
No
Cancel