sPeaker Series: Clayton Laramie talks about Cochamo, Chile, July 1st, 7pm

Cochamo Valley

Cochamo Valley

Join Clayton Laramie, local American Alpine Club member, for a presentation on his recent expedition to Cochamo, Chile.

Clayton and friend Francisco Parada set off to establish a new route at El Monstruo but circumstances led them to the Cirque of La Paloma, on Pared de las Profetas. This is the first route to complete the wall to the summit. The route is called Otro Dia Orto Largo (Another Day Another Pitch) in honor of the time spent and hard work required to establish this line. The route took them 5 days of effort over 2+ weeks (lots of rain) and an epic decent on summit day through waterfalls and vertical rivers.

“Hiding in the remote jungle mountains of Northern Patagonia, Cochamo is a wonderland of huge granite domes with endless potential for routes. It’s kind of like Yosemite, except that there are 5 walls bigger than El Cap and maybe 200 established routes in the whole valley!”

Come see the slide show, and hear Clayton talk about his incredible experience establishing this line. It was a trip of many “firsts” for Clayton and inspiring for climbers and explorers of any level.

Program starts at 7:00PM…Museum reception at 5:30.

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