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Chile : Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena

8.6 km (5.3 miles) SW of Punta Hillock (Cape), Isla Dawson, Magallanes y Antártica, Chile
Approx. altitude: 0 m (0 ft)
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Antipode: 54°N 109°E

Accuracy: 750 m (820 yd)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Northeast: Paso Froward. Left: Island of Capitan Aracena, right: Peninsula Brunswick #3: West: Dawson Island #4: Peninsula Brunswick #5: GPS #6: Glacier at slop of Mount Sarmiento #7: Magellan Strait, view north #8: Cape Froward

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  54°S 71°W (visit #2) (secondary, incomplete) 

#1: South: Magdalena Strait and Mount Sarmiento in the clouds

(visited by Florian Schindler)

14-Dec-2003 -- After passing the Confluence Point 55°S,067°W our ship sailed through the channels around Tierra del Fuego. Coming from the west, we were sailing through the Cockburn Channel and passed a glacier at the slops of Mount Sarmiento.

Heading north towards Punta Arenas, I expected that the Captain will hit the Confluence Point but he missed it by just 750m, so this visit must be regarded as incomplete.

Here I took the photos:
South: Magdalena Strait and Tierra del Fuego with the cloud covered Mount Sarmiento in the background.
Northeast: Paso Froward with the Island of Capitan Aracena on the left.
West: Dawson Island
North: Peninsula Brunswick

The photo that shows the Magellan Strait was taken a while after the previous four. It matches a bit with the north view photo of the first visit.

Photo no. 8 shows Cape Froward, the southern most part of mainland America.


 All pictures
#1: South: Magdalena Strait and Mount Sarmiento in the clouds
#2: Northeast: Paso Froward. Left: Island of Capitan Aracena, right: Peninsula Brunswick
#3: West: Dawson Island
#4: Peninsula Brunswick
#5: GPS
#6: Glacier at slop of Mount Sarmiento
#7: Magellan Strait, view north
#8: Cape Froward
ALL: All pictures on one page (broadband access recommended)
  Notes
In the Estrecho de Magallanes (Magellan Strait), with a good view of land all around.