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Old 04-15-2016, 04:22 PM   #141
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Very impressive!
Did you use oxygen?
Thanks braumeister, it was a great climb. No oxygen, although I will say I nursed a headache until we came down to lower elevations. While at the climbing hut, we had coca leaves (obtained in Peru) we used to make tea, and that was a real help to relieve the symptoms of soroche.
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Old 04-15-2016, 05:19 PM   #142
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That's great. Certainly the best legitimate use of those leaves IMHO. You should be really proud of the accomplishment. There's hardly any air up there!
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:26 PM   #143
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Old 04-15-2016, 06:50 PM   #144
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I was in the Queenstown area, including Te Anau and Milford Sound, which may be further south, in February.

Interesting thing to learn was that the ozone hole was still a problem down there. Actually it might still be a problem in the northern hemisphere too but you don't hear about it like you used to 30-40 years ago.

Basically, the ozone hole went down towards the south pole and then started breaking up into smaller holes, which started floating back northwards.

So you're more prone to get sunburned in NZ. I would assume the same would be true in Australia, at least the southern parts.
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I am not as fortunate as others. I have only been to Hawaii Big Island, Brownsville, Texas and the Key West, Florida. All have distinction of being the "south most".
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:37 PM   #146
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:00 PM   #147
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Looks like this has gone north and south...

Farthest South was Mar Del Plata, Argentina in 1994. About 4 hours south of Buenos Aires by car.

Farthest North was either the Port of Valdez, Alaska or Anchorage. It was a burial at sea over the Quinn Seamount in 1998 that took us there on a super tanker.

Hope to beat both of those points in retirement starting next year.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:06 PM   #148
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Anyone been to Torres del Paine?

Looks stunning but apparently very desolate as far as tourist infrastructure.
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Anyone been to Torres del Paine?

Looks stunning but apparently very desolate as far as tourist infrastructure.
I've been there in 2013.
It's not that bad as far as infrastructure. Frequent buses from Puerto Natales.
We hiked around, so only used campgrounds, but there are several hotels in the park itself and and at least one of them is moderately upscale.
From the closest hotel (Hotel Las Torres) it's about 10 km (6 miles) hike to the Towers.
You could also make it a horse ride.
If you don't feel like hiking at all, you can see the Towers in the distance from the hotel vicinity.

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Thanks.

Heard that the winds could be pretty bad.

Maybe I'll try something like this:

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Thanks.
Heard that the winds could be pretty bad.
Yes.
Out of our 10 days there, we had three days of 40 mph winds gusting to 65 mph. It was hard to keep upright with the backpack on.
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:00 PM   #152
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North: Thule, Greenland (76N) with the USAF.
South: Cape Horn, Chile (56S) on a cruise ship.

That make for 14,609km of North-South distance. Oddly enough, they basically have the same longitude.

My latitude fun fact is that San Antonio, Texas is further south than Cairo, Egypt!
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