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.
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