25 km with heavy backpacks on shoulder. And thankfully the few available horses could help in transportation. In this way, yesterday, they arrived at Lake of the "Tres Amigos" where they could install the camp 1.
That was the base from which today and with "just" another 9 kilometers, this time without horses, they get to the edge of the glacier to install camp 2. Camp 2 will be the base camp for the next week of works. Although some will move into more advanced camps directly on the glacier.
But… Something did not go the right way. Arriving at the camp 1 they realized that there is a backpack that has disappeared. Like a ghost. And it is one of the sacks where there was food. So now a ghost hovers in Patagonia among our friends… The specter of hunger.
The problem is not small. Indeed threatens the whole expedition. Luckily for them, the expedition leader has never lost sight of what could save them. The bottles of rum. They'll make it!
Universities and research institutes involved: University Bicocca of Milan - Italy, University of Milano, Sciences of the Earth A.Desio - Italy, Natural History Museum of Paris - France, University Diderot of Paris - France, University of Florence - Sciences of the Earth - Italy, University of Bologna - Italy.
Istitutional contact: Administracion de Parques Nacional – Argentine, Parque Nacional Torres del Paine – Chile.
Participants: Alessio Romeo, Francesco Lo Mastro, Martino Frova, Tommaso Santagata, Alain Couté, Catherine Perrette, Farouk Kadded, Hervè Gherardi, Lionel Blain, Serge Aviotte, Alfredo Brunetti, Andrea Franzetti, Andrea Pasqualini, Fulvio Iorio, Omar Belloni, Patrizio Rubcich, Roberto Ambrosini, Roberto Azzoni.
Sponsors: Ferrino, Dolomite, Amphibious, Tiberino, Leica France, Garmin, DeWalt.
Patronages: Union Internationale de Spéléologie, Italian Speleological Society, Italian National Mountains and Caves Rescue Corp.