Cerro Tamango   53566
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1 Valle Chacabuco
2 Macizo Jeinemeni
3 Cerro Tamanguito
4 Laguna Elefantita
5 Lago Cochrane
6 Lago Cochrane
7 (Cerro Hermoso)
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9 Cochrane
10 Laguna Esmeralda
11 Carretera Austral, dir. S
12 Laguna Largs
13 Laguna Chacabuco
14 Rio Baker


Location: Cerro Tamango (1743 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Chile      Date: 13-03-2014
Patagonia in cloudy version...

Cerro Tamango can be considered the home mountain of Cochrane, which is the most important centre of the Chilean Patagonia south of Coyhaique.
It is also popular for having been covered in the old edition of the Lonely Planet guide «Trekking in the Patagonian Andes», although it has now been replaced by the so called De Agostini trek in the San Lorenzo, a trek which I described in N.18526.
The Tamango massif separates Cochrane, and its lake, from Valle Chacabuco, which opens the panorama, and which is also known as the «Serengeti of the southern cone» due to its exceptional biodiversity. There are rumors that Douglas Tompkins is trying to build the most interesting park of the continent by joining Chacabuco to Jeinemeni, lying north.
Not all the local people are excited by the engagement of Tompkins in these regions, however. Together with the common «Patagonia sin represas» (without reservoirs, a point that I will explain in some further work), on the road from Cochrane to the San Lorenzo I happened also to meet the slogan «Patagonia sin Tompkins»...

20 HF, Canon G1X, 56 mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec.


Update. Incredible as it may seem, two days ago - while I was publishing this panorama - Tompkins died in Coyhaique. I learn this right now from Wikipedia.
I apologize for the delay in providing the description, but I could not imagine that in only two days it was going to become so out-of-date...
2015/12/10 21:09 , Pedrotti Alberto
... and I was pretty sure in Patagonia only few clouds show up :-)
2015/12/11 01:27 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
Good that the clouds hide the spectacular peaks - gives us an opportunity to admire how wide and wild this country is. Cheers, Martin
2015/12/14 21:00 , Martin Kraus
Martin: I worked out this 360 to help me understanding the chaotic layout of the mountain groups of the region. This was motivated by the labeling of a MP version of N.18329. To this version (where at least I am able to recognize the summit shapes) I have a secret link (!?!), but this seemingly does not authorize a secret labeling. Put this together with the clouds here and to the fact that Udeuschle yields no more than 5-6 reliable names... and you understand why my labelling efforts are rather stale!
2015/12/16 10:34 , Pedrotti Alberto
Alberto: Have seen your first MP work on that not quite so secret link - have sent you a PN. Cheers, Martin
2015/12/16 19:19 , Martin Kraus

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