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southern ruta 40 closure ?????????

hi guys i was talking to a traveller here in ushuaia and he seemd to think part of ruta 40 was closed somewhere north of torres del paine and south of bariloche,but i cant find anything in english on the net and just wondering if anyone has any info available

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Hi canoeguy, I couldn't find any spanish articles either from any argentinian paper? exept for this one Río Negro: Cierran la ruta 40 entre Bariloche y El Bolsón | DERF Agencia Federal de Noticias
But, it refers to a clousure of Ruta 40 back in May this year and it was further north near Bariloche anyway?
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Hi CanoeGuy, I have heard or read nothing either.

What is your schedule by the way, are you heading north?

We met at Mitta Mitta this year and I am currently in Mexico and heading south. It will take me a few months to get down there but

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hey strom

how goes it ,you had some great pics of your mitta trip ,i beleives its heading up your way next year ,i have just left ushuaia and heading up ruta40 to bariloche and then to buenos aires and then home for the summer ,so we wont meet ,maybe at the next horizons meet if your back
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hi guys i was talking to a traveller here in ushuaia and he seemd to think part of ruta 40 was closed somewhere north of torres del paine and south of bariloche,but i cant find anything in english on the net and just wondering if anyone has any info available
It's possible that he meant the bit between Tapi Aike and El Cerrito which is closed in winter. The Footprint guide calls it 'rough' but it's easy dirt, although I found it had deteriorated between '04 and '08. The asfalto alternative is via La Esperanza on local rutas 7 & 5.

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how goes it ,you had some great pics of your mitta trip ,i beleives its heading up your way next year ,i have just left ushuaia and heading up ruta40 to bariloche and then to buenos aires and then home for the summer ,so we wont meet ,maybe at the next horizons meet if your back
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Ahh OK, no worries then, I will try and attend the next meeting, whenever that is, I will be arriving back February, just in time for the Rumble to the Barossa and then the Ulysses AGM in Albany, the 'long way home "

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