Due to some shenanigans with my apartment’s wifi, I was without data last Friday and was unable to upload some photos from a field campaign in Argentina this past March. We were two groups, both focused on the past glacial history of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. One group, three dudes from the “Ponticuica,” stayed in the relative luxury of El Chaltén, feasting on homemade pasta and wine. Meanwhile, my team of hijxs de Bello—myself, Helena Valenzuela (Geography, Universidad de Chile), and Dr. Juan Carlos Aravena (GAIA Antártica at the Universidad de Magallanes, but an alumnus of la Chile) humped in 70 lbs apiece of camping food and rock sampling equipment to Campamento Poincenot. There we established base camp to study past variations of the Piedras Blancas Glacier, and “reconnoiter” the area around Laguna de los Tres.
Overall I think our group got the better end of the deal. Not only did we leave many pounds lighter, we also were privy to some pretty excelent scenery, and a glacial record that should nicely complement the late-glacial and Holocene record to the south. Stay tuned for published data very soon!