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Distance

351.33 mi

Elevation gain

187 ft

Technical difficulty

Easy

Elevation loss

197 ft

Max elevation

93 ft

Trailrank

66

Min elevation

0 ft

Trail type

One Way

Time

2 days 9 hours 25 minutes

Coordinates

14205

Uploaded

March 27, 2017

Recorded

April 2014

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near Puerto Aisén, Aisén (Chile)

The Ruta Cordillera is a ship course, run by Naviera Austral, connecting Puerto Chacabuco, on the Chilean mainland, to Quellón and further Castro on the island of Chiloé. Chacabuco, being the harbour of Puerto Aysén and Coyhaique at the same time, is by far the most important port of the Aysen region. On the other hand, Quellón is the southern end of the whole Panamerican highway and, if your aim is to access Chiloé, you will perhaps head to Quellón rather than to Castro.
Most adventurous was the start. The Jacaf ship was supposed to leave in the late evening, but its arrival was announced only for the next morning. Actually, sea condition can be very severe in these places and it is difficult to keep a schedule. But Naviera Austral wanted to close the waiting room and to send everybody (mostly Asian people, plus an Australian girl) outside in search for accommodation. Luckliy, there was also a little party of locals who took the initiative to show up at the nearby police post giving an account of what was happening. So, the police forces the company to allow us to remain inside.
A further delay occurred at Puerto Raul Marín Balmaceda, where we stopped several hours waiting for the waves of the Gulf of Corcovado to calm down. So, we reached Melinka in the middle of the night, and Quellón only the following morning, at dawn.

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Puerto Aysen

  • Photo of Puerto Aysen
  • Photo of Puerto Aysen
  • Photo of Puerto Aysen
To understand the secon photo, consider that a few days before there had been the big fire of Valparaíso.
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Puente colgante

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After Wikipedia: "The Presidente Ibáñez Bridge is a single-span suspension bridge that crosses the Aysén River".
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Tocket office

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  • Photo of Tocket office
  • Photo of Tocket office
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  • Photo of Tocket office
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Puerto Chacabuco

  • Photo of Puerto Chacabuco
  • Photo of Puerto Chacabuco
  • Photo of Puerto Chacabuco
  • Photo of Puerto Chacabuco
  • Photo of Puerto Chacabuco
  • Photo of Puerto Chacabuco
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Initial fjord

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  • Photo of Initial fjord
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  • Photo of Initial fjord
  • Photo of Initial fjord
  • Photo of Initial fjord
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Cinco Hermanas

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  • Photo of Cinco Hermanas
  • Photo of Cinco Hermanas
  • Photo of Cinco Hermanas
  • Photo of Cinco Hermanas
  • Photo of Cinco Hermanas
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Isla Elena

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  • Photo of Isla Elena
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  • Photo of Isla Elena
  • Photo of Isla Elena
  • Photo of Isla Elena
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Puerto Aguirre

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  • Photo of Puerto Aguirre
  • Photo of Puerto Aguirre
  • Photo of Puerto Aguirre
First stop, and a long one in order to load a lot of seafood...
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Isla Orestes

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  • Photo of Isla Orestes
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Puerto Gaviota

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  • Photo of Puerto Gaviota
  • Photo of Puerto Gaviota
  • Photo of Puerto Gaviota
Seems to have a wooden church in Chilote style.
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Isla Magdalena

  • Photo of Isla Magdalena
  • Photo of Isla Magdalena
  • Photo of Isla Magdalena
  • Photo of Isla Magdalena
  • Photo of Isla Magdalena
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Puerto Cisnes

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  • Photo of Puerto Cisnes
  • Photo of Puerto Cisnes
  • Photo of Puerto Cisnes
  • Photo of Puerto Cisnes
  • Photo of Puerto Cisnes
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Puerto Gala

We reached this port, as well as the following one, at night, whence there is no photo.
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Melimoyu

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Isla Refugio

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Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda

  • Photo of Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda
  • Photo of Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda
  • Photo of Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda
  • Photo of Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda
  • Photo of Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda
  • Photo of Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda
This is the port in whose vicinity we waited for several hours, waiting for the waters of the Corcovado to calm down. The locals call it also simply "Raúl Marín".
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Waiting

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  • Photo of Waiting
  • Photo of Waiting
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Corcovado

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  • Photo of Corcovado
  • Photo of Corcovado
  • Photo of Corcovado
  • Photo of Corcovado
  • Photo of Corcovado
The photos show a sunset in the middle of the gulf.
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Melinka

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  • Photo of Melinka
  • Photo of Melinka
  • Photo of Melinka
  • Photo of Melinka
  • Photo of Melinka
Here you touch the Islas Guaitecas, which are reported to be a wonderful place.
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Quellón

  • Photo of Quellón
  • Photo of Quellón
Southernmost port of the island of Chiloé, and also southern end of the Panamerican Highway, starting in Alaska!

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