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A landscape that is known as in movies about the wild west. Photo: Henry Wichura.

Underway in the Andes – March, 11: In the Wild West

Travel Journal: Doctoral Students on an Excursion in Western Argentina
16. Mar 2017
We are planning a 200 km round trip around the “Cordillera del Viento” (the cordillere of the winds) and  through the geology in Mapuche territory. From Chos Malal to Andachollo and El Cholar and back to the more ...
An eroded volcano and folded sediments along the "Ruta 40". Photo: Henry Wichura.

Underway in the Andes – March, 10: Volcanoes, folds and oil

Travel Journal: Doctoral Students on an Excursion in Western Argentina
16. Mar 2017
Today we continue along the fold-and-thrust belt within the Neuquén basin and further south to Chos Malal, the ancient capital of the Neuquén province. Along a new road we find even larger fossils than yesterday. The more ...
The fossils (ammonites) at 3000 meters altitude are witnesses of an earlier sea. Photo: Henry Wichura.

Underway in the Andes – March, 9: Fossils in the late summer snow

Travel Journal: Doctoral Students on an Excursion in Western Argentina
16. Mar 2017
We are leaving Mendoza and drive to the South along the famous “Ruta 40”, the longest road in South America. Today we are heading to Malargüe and the northern part of the Neuquén Basin. Suddenly the road stops and is more ...
Enigmatic Seedpod of native plants. Photo: Henry Wichura.

Underway in the Andes – March, 6-8 2017: „Show and Tell“ in San Juan and Mendoza

Travel Journal: Doctoral Students on an Excursion in Western Argentina
10. Mar 2017
We are driving from Rodeo to San Juan. No stops are planned for today but we enjoy the beautiful scenery and geology from the bus. We have to be in time for a „Show and Tell“ event in San Juan in the afternoon, where we more ...

Underway in the Andes – March, 5 2017: The spirit of “Gauchito Gil” – The Robin Hood of Argentina

Travel Journal: Doctoral Students on an Excursion in Western Argentina
08. Mar 2017
On a bright sunny morning we start our fourth day in Rodeo. The wind here is so strong that almost all the trees are tilted towards the West, and we could experience that when we arrived the last evening. The strong more ...

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