Tierra del Fuego Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by globetrott
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by globetrott
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by globetrott

Tierra del Fuego Warnings and Dangers

  • dont walk over the old, rusty Rio Grande...

    The old bridge over the Rio Grande looks very interesting from a large distance, but once you get close to it, you will see that it is extremely dangerous to step on it ! This bridge dates back to 1920 and you are not allowed to walk over it ! In case that you want to do it anyway, take a look first for the many rusty or broken parts of the...

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  • guanakos,strong winds & cyclers

    Cyclers and cardrivers have to fight all the time with the strong, cold winds along the N3, the Panamericana Highway, and sometimes it might happen that the cycklers are using the wrong side of the road, so be carefull ! Obviously these cyclers feel safer themselves, when they would be able to see the other cars oncoming...Guanakos are a smaller...

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  • Dust gets really everywhere !

    Be careful, when driving the dust-roads in Tierra del Fuego / Fireland : The dust will get really everywhere, even through the locked doors.We had some camera-equipment in the back of our car and had the feeling it would be safe there, but see for yourself in my photos : it is clean only at the places, that were covered by something and you really...

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  • driving distances, dust & rocky roads

    Driving through the wide landscapes of Tierra del Fuego / Fireland is a great adventure by itself, but you have to be careful when estimating driving-times, because that depends very much on the (mostly lousy) road conditions. Roads that are marked as quite good roads might finally be rocky roads without any ashpalt, narrow tracks with just one...

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  • The end of the highway is NO highway at...

    I have no idea, who had the idea to call this road from Ushuaia to Lapataia a highway, at many places it is smaller than an ordinary road. The very end of the Highway Nr.3 to Lapataia is quite narrow and just a sandy road through the National Park, at some places you will be lucky not to meet onward trucks or buses, because there is just space...

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  • When Hiking, Keep Your Group Together

    We made a cardinal mistake on day three of our hike, when John took off alone and Matt and I chose to take another, apparently less dangerous route. John ended up falling down a steep sloe and injured his hand, but he really could have suffered a worse calamity. While Matt and I tried to keep track of him from out altitudinally superior position,...

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  • Always Filter Your Water!

    Even though you may be a long way from civilization and you think that the wilderness water looks pure, always play it safe. Never drink water directly from streams -- always boil it, filter it or use cleansing tablets. The water in the streams may run fast and clear, but in Tierra del Fuego there are lots of beavers to urinate and defecate in the...

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  • Don't Get Lost in the Backcountry

    Backpacking in Tierra del Fuego is great -- an experience you will never forget. However, you certainly won't forget it if you get lost in the backcountry and this is certainly possible. Where we hiked there were NO marked trails and, on a couple of occassions, we almost took the wrong pass. Be careful! Come prepared! At minimum, you should have a...

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