Paso de Oveja
During April 11 – 12, 2005, I trekked the beautiful Paso de Oveja (translates as ‘sheep pass’) located in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. This turned out to be one of the more challenging treks I have encountered, mainly due to the route finding and high amount of snow on the pass which was up to our waist in places. I trekked with a Belgium(Thomas) and an American (Aaron) whom I bumped into in the bus ride down to Tierra del Fuego.
The trek is located close to the town of Ushuaia, we took a taxi for a short drive to the start for 10 peso, then walked up a valley following a stream, through fields of peat and beautiful trees for 3 hours. We then turned off and headed up into the alpine environment, over the pass and camped on the other side. The following day we walked out past beaver dams and amazing views of the Beagle channel, back down into Ushuaia. I highly recommend this trek but be careful with route finding and the conditions on the pass can be challenging so take the normal precautions when travelling in the mountains.
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