ice core from volcano osorno:
Begin of November we climbed volcano Osorno with a lot of equipment, 2665 m over sea level. The volcano has big crevasses: since 1970 57 persons disappeared and/or died.
Together with the team of the CECS, under the leadership of Gino Casasa, we have had the following objectives:
– to measure the ice cover on the top
– to drill 10 m deep into the ice on the top to get ice cores for analyzing climate change
– to get more data so that researcher Shiro Kohshima from Japan can improve his methods
– and also to climb and to ski🙂
Largest earthquake:
We also went with Salina on a canoe trip with researchers from the CECS. We paddled the whole day till late at night down the river to Valdiva.
Salina enjoyed this trip very much and explained us all their experiences in baby language… but this beautiful landscape from today has a very sad history:
There are still many signs of the earthquake from 1960. A lot of the land is now deeper than sea level. Here some figures of the Largest Earthquake in the World:
Chile, 1960 May 22 19:11:14 UTC, Magnitude 9.5, more than 2,000 killed, 3,000 injured, 2,000,000 homeless, and $550 million damage in southern Chile; tsunami caused 61 deaths, $75 million damage in Hawaii; 138 deaths and $50 million damage in Japan; 32 dead and missing in the Philippines; and $500,000 damage to the west coast of the United States.
Donation:
Today our friend and doctor Patricio Hermosilla donated us medicine for the trip to Antarctica.
Program with Swiss Ambassador:
17./18.11.2005 – Villarica
clean up on volcano Villarica
19.11.2005 – Valdivia
10 – 12 h CECS invites Swiss Ambassador
12.30 – 13.30 h cocktail in Alwoplast
15 – 18 h school visit on island Mansera
19 h – 22 h dinner on Pachamama