The Alpine Club of Canada - Vancouver Section

Annual General Meeting, Potluck and Slide Show: Mt Sarmiento First Winter Ascent - Tue, Nov 26 2013

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The Basics:
Event Type:Meeting
Event Location:VanDusen Gardens - Floral Hall
Date(s) & Time:Tue, Nov 26 2013  7:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Tue, Nov 26 2013 6:30:00 PM
Event Duration:2 hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Event Leader(s): Tony Knight
Rob Brusse
Caroline Clapham
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome
Attendee Screening: Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Number Registered So Far: 15 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)

7:00PM Potluck supper - desserts will be provided.

7:30PM Annual General Meeting of the Vancouver Section.

8:00 PM Feature presentation - First Winter Ascent by Natalia Martinez and Camilo Rada.
Mount Sarmiento is the most emblematic mountain of Tierra del Fuego, an iceberg of 2200m praised by Charles Darwin, Jules Verne, Robert Fitz Roy and many others. It has the longest record of climbs attempts in Patagonia, starting from 1882. The first ascent was made in 1956, and since then expeditions has arrived from every corner of the world, but in spite of more than 20 attempts nobody succeeded, due to its extreme bad weather and the technical difficulties of a committed ice climb. This changed last austral winter 2012, when the BC residents Natalia Martinez (Argentina) and Camilo Rada (Chile) made the second ascent and first in winter to this mountain covered in rime and full of mysticism. The route followed a beautiful new direct line through the North face, becoming one of the most spectacular climbs done in the storm-beaten southernmost end of Patagonia.

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