The eastern part of the archipelago of the Tierra del Fuego, in Argentina, is known as the Mitre Peninsula, which extends over 12,000 square kilometers and represents an area of exceptional natural and cultural value, nowdays almost totally uninhabited, but once a land of the people of Fuegini: definitively extinct for many decades due to colonization, these extraordinary connoisseurs of this area have left numerous testimonies of incredible ability to adapt to the environment. The climate is subantartic wet, with rainfall throughout the year. The elevations that characterize this region, form the southern extremity of the Andes. The prevaling vegetation consists primarily of large extensions of australian beech trees such as Guindo (Nothofagus betuloides) and Lenga (Nothofagus pumilio), associated with canelo (Drimys winteri) e leña dura (Maitenus magellanica), in addition to a large development of ferns (Blechnum maguellanicum) and peat bogs (Sphagnum maguellanicum). The most important fauna consists of guanacos, sea lions and many bird species. Along the southern coast, stretched by implacable winds, giant waves and tides of 6 meters, in 2005, the southern caves on earth were discovered.
Logistics and transports
Access to specific locations requires the use of the helicopter. MB deals with Companies in compliance with flight permits and the revision of the means of transport. Usually, throughout the entire expedition, for security reasons, it is always available, for the MB team and its customers, a helicopter with a pilot and a mechanic. helicopter
All MB team members and their collaborators, as well as being skilled speleologists and mountaineers, are regularly licensed to work on ropes in natural and artificial locations (such as IRATA). In addition, MB provides its own technicians and customers with tools and materials for rope progression, carefully chosen and revised. ropes
Base camp: the base camp arranged by the MB team is generally composed of a «base camp» tent equipped as a kitchen, a «bell tent» for material storage and for charging electronic equipment; personal tents for 2/3 people; electricity generator; gas and camping stoves; fresh and/or lyophilised food; boxes for materials and food storage; medical backpack; VHF radio equipment; satellite phone and possible satellite internet. tent
For access to specific locations, MB uses small or medium sized boats for the transport of materials and/or people. The MB team will evaluate, from time to time and due to the peculiarity of the place, the boat conditions. boat
Points of interest
Southern beech woods.
The southernmost caves in the World.
Archaeological sites of anthropological relevance.
Accessibility by sea is complicated by lack of natural landings. We prefer to approach by helicopter, traveling about 150 km from the Estancia Rio Ewan, near the Lake Faganano (4 hours drive from Ushuaia). The Base Camp is a flat area of the inland, at Bahìa Aguirre.