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Argentina : El Chubut

46.9 km (29.1 miles) S of Colelache, Chubut, Argentina
Approx. altitude: 881 m (2890 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 43°N 111°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
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#2: West #3: East #4: South #5: General view #6: GPS #7: Diego at the CP #8: Somuncurá plateau

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#1: North

(visited by Raul Pera)

English

17-Feb-2009 --

Mientras planeábamos un recorrido por la meseta del Somuncurá, buscando información por Internet, descubrimos el curioso proyecto de Degree Confluence Project. Al ver que aún quedaba sin registrar esta confluencia y que no distaba tanto de nuestro recorrido la incluimos en nuestros planes.

Partimos desde Rosario, y tras dos días de viaje luego de hacer noche en Choele Choel logramos acercarnos bastante al lugar y abandonamos la ruta a 32 Km lineales de las coordenadas buscadas.

A partir de ahí por caminos rurales y huellas nos fuimos acercando al lugar sin mayores inconvenientes. Llegamos al Establecimiento La Romanza y ahí nos recibió Hugo, charlamos algunas palabras y nos autorizo la entrada su campo. Seguimos las huellas indicadas por el lugareño y finalmente dejamos nuestro vehículo a 750 metros del objetivo.

Llegar caminando al lugar fue muy sencillo. Una vez realizada la tarea, retomamos nuestro rumbo hacia Gan Gan y de ahí subimos a Somuncurá haciendo el cruce de la meseta de Oeste a Este, terminando en Cona Niyeo, a 140 km se Sierra Grande.

English

17-Feb-2009 --

While we planned a route to Somuncurá plateau, looking for information by Internet, we discovered the peculiar project of Degree Confluence Project. When seeing that this confluence was still without registering and that the distance from our route was not so long, we included it in our plans.

We set from Rosario, and after a two days trip we spent the night at Choele Choel. Next day we managed to approach the place and left the route at 32 km linear of the target coordinates.

By rural and dirty roads we approached the place without greater difficulties. We arrived at the farm La Romanza and there we were received by Hugo. We chatted some words and he authorizes us to entrance to the field. We followed the tracks indicated by the villager and finally we left our vehicle at 750 meters of the objective.

We arrived to our objective walking and very simple. Once we made the task, we retook our course towards Gan Gan and Somuncurá, crossing the plateau from West to East, finishing in Cona Niyeo, at 140 km Great Mountain range.


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#1: North
#2: West
#3: East
#4: South
#5: General view
#6: GPS
#7: Diego at the CP
#8: Somuncurá plateau
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