|We departed the Denver International Airport on January 3rd to start our adventure. It started with getting all of our gear on the plane. We had four maxed out haul bags, and each a 60 lb. carry-on, filled with six ropes, a triple rack of climbing gear, aiding gear, bolting equipment, and lots of other stuff.|
After fourteen hours of travel we arrived to Santiago, Chile, where we caught a twelve hour bus south to Puerto Montt. We spent two days in Puerto Montt buying food and supplies planning to get enough for a two month stint in the Cochamo Valley. Puerto Montt is the closest big city to the valley where you can find stores similar to those in the United States. Prices for food and accommodation was similar to the cost in the US.