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Chile : Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena

32.2 km (20.0 miles) NNE of Bombalot, Magallanes y Antártica, Chile
Approx. altitude: 232 m (761 ft)
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Antipode: 52°N 109°E

Accuracy: 10 m (32 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking North #3: Looking South #4: Looking East #5: Looking West #6: From left to right: Gustavo, Lisa and Rosalia #7: From left to right: Lisa, Rosalia and me #8: GPS

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  52°S 71°W (secondary) 

#1: General view

(visited by Gustavo Montero, Lisa Acosta, Gustavo Sanchez and Rosalia Schepens)

English

11-Jan-2009 -- Esta captura fue hecha de paso mientras viajábamos por la ruta RN40 entre Río Gallegos y Río Turbio en el largo viaje que acabamos de realizar por la Patagonia Argentina.

Tenia la sospecha de que debía ser posible capturarla sin demasiado trabajo porque justo en ese punto la RN40 se aproxima mucho al paralelo 52 que coincide con el limite entre Argentina y Chile en esta zona, de manera que cuando estuve cerca busque el punto mas cercano para salir de la ruta en forma perpendicular a la misma e intentar llegar a campo traviesa, la distancia al objetivo era de unos 3,5 km.

Y así lo hicimos sin mayores inconvenientes, salvo algunas irregularidades de la superficie del terreno que nos obligaban a avanzar muy despacio y eligiendo el mejor terreno por donde pasar.

Para llegar al punto exacto tuvimos que saltar el alambrado que marca la frontera entre Argentina y Chile, ya que el mismo se encontraba unos 15 m dentro de territorio chileno.

Después de las fotos regresamos a la RN40 por el mismo track para continuar con nuestro viaje.

English

11-Jan-2009 -- This confluence was captured travelling along the famous route RN40 from Rio Gallegos to Rio Turbio, as part of our recent long trip to the Argentinean Patagonia.

I had the suspect that it should not be too much work to capture it, because just in that point RN40 gets very close to parallel 52, which matches the border between Argentina and Chile in this zone, so when I got close to the confluence I looked for the closest point to leave the route perpendicularly and try to reach it, driving cross-country for 4.5 km.

We did it without trouble, except for some surface irregularities that forced us to go slowly and choosing the best place to follow toward CP.

To reach the exact point we had to jump over the wire fence that marks the border between Argentina and Chile, because the confluence is about 15 m inside Chile.

Once we took the photos, we returned to RN40 by the same track to continue with our trip.


 All pictures
#1: General view
#2: Looking North
#3: Looking South
#4: Looking East
#5: Looking West
#6: From left to right: Gustavo, Lisa and Rosalia
#7: From left to right: Lisa, Rosalia and me
#8: GPS
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  Notes
According to digitized map data, the borderline with Argentina is passing about 66 m north of the Confluence.