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Distance

24.84 mi

Elevation gain

6,545 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

6,545 ft

Max elevation

5,729 ft

Trailrank

75

Min elevation

451 ft

Trail type

Loop

Time

11 hours 34 minutes

Coordinates

3160

Uploaded

April 4, 2017

Recorded

March 2014

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5,729 ft
451 ft
24.84 mi

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near Cochrane, Aisén (Chile)

The visit to the Cerro Tamango region was recommended in a former edition of a Lonely Planet guidebook. To be honest, I have not found it so exciting, however one has to admit that the summit is a valuable viewpoint. The web of paths, however, remains down among woods and lakes, the ascent of the final slopes in left to individual initiative. However, with good weather there is no difficulty.

Below is the text that I wrote down for the 360° summit panorama:
http://www.panorama-photo.net/panorama.php?pid=18776
Here I was speaking of Douglas Tompkins without knowing that he had sunk in Lago Carrera and died only few hours before...

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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been covered in the old edition of the Lonely Planet guide «Trekking in the Patagonian Andes», although it has now been replaced by the so called De Agostini trek in the San Lorenzo, a trek which I described in N.18526.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»...

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Campsite

Camping Cochrane

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  • Photo of Camping Cochrane
  • Photo of Camping Cochrane
A comfortable place to stay.
Waypoint

Estadio Municipal

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  • Photo of Estadio Municipal
  • Photo of Estadio Municipal
Here the road leaves the village.
Mountain hut

Conaf ticket office

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  • Photo of Conaf ticket office
Here you need to pay a little entrance fee.
Intersection

Sendero Las Aguilas

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  • Photo of Sendero Las Aguilas
Here one joins the Sendero las Aguilas, coming from down east.
Mountain hut

Refugio

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  • Photo of Refugio
  • Photo of Refugio
  • Photo of Refugio
  • Photo of Refugio
At a junction of paths.
Panorama

Panoramic point

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  • Photo of Panoramic point
  • Photo of Panoramic point
  • Photo of Panoramic point
  • Photo of Panoramic point
  • Photo of Panoramic point
Waypoint

Marsh

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  • Photo of Marsh
Waypoint

Bench

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  • Photo of Bench
  • Photo of Bench
  • Photo of Bench
  • Photo of Bench
Waypoint

End of wood

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  • Photo of End of wood
  • Photo of End of wood
Lake

Upper lake

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  • Photo of Upper lake
Waypoint

Last slopes

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  • Photo of Last slopes
  • Photo of Last slopes
  • Photo of Last slopes
  • Photo of Last slopes
Absolutely no path up here.
Summit

Cerro Tamango

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  • Photo of Cerro Tamango
  • Photo of Cerro Tamango
  • Photo of Cerro Tamango
  • Photo of Cerro Tamango
  • Photo of Cerro Tamango
Lake

Laguna El Cangrejo

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  • Photo of Laguna El Cangrejo
  • Photo of Laguna El Cangrejo
Waypoint

Little lake

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  • Photo of Little lake
  • Photo of Little lake
  • Photo of Little lake
Panorama

Panoramic flank

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  • Photo of Panoramic flank
  • Photo of Panoramic flank
  • Photo of Panoramic flank
  • Photo of Panoramic flank
Waypoint

Plaza de Armas

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