The Cochamo valley, a forgotten Yosemite
In Chilean Patagonia, not far from the legendary “Carretera Australe” (Route 7), the majestic valley of Cochamo, a favorite site for long-route climbers. Tall granite walls, like those of its famous sister, Yosemite (USA), this area remains on the fringe of the traditional tourist routes in the region.
Supported by the Petzl Foundation, the “Conservacion Cochamo” association exists to preserve this magnificent heritage.
The association is also trying to develop the tourism economy in the valley, calling on local volunteers. Several hike paths will be rehabilitated and signposts will be put up over the coming year.
- [11-27-12] Encourage respectful climbs in a major site: Piedra Parada
- [08-30-12] The environment call for projects is extended!
- [05-16-12] The Cochamo valley, a forgotten Yosemite
- [04-23-12] Saving the monk seals in Mauritania
- [12-21-11] Grimper dans les palmiers, un métier dangereux
- [12-20-11] Nepal: training future professional trek guides
- [05-23-11] Call for projects environment!
- [05-02-11] How to reduce accidents in the Gouter couloir?
- [03-29-11] Join the public Conservation Vote !
- [02-14-11] Ice Crystal, a scientific expedition into the heart of the waterfall
- [11-24-10] Results of the 2011 environment request for proposals!
- [07-30-10] Outdoor Industry Conservation Charity joins IUCN
- [06-29-10] Successful release of 3 Bearded vultures in the Vercors massif
- [05-21-10] Makay, the last Eden in flames
- [04-19-10] Saving Cochamo
- [02-05-10] Great success for symposium of the Bonelli's eagle
- [01-22-10] Petzl Foundation supports scientific explorations
- [09-29-09] First steps of Access PanAm
- [07-08-09] The Access PanAm initiative supported by the Petzl Foundation
- [06-05-09] Mountain safety training