Paso Rio Mayer in Winter – the Carretera Austral alternate exit from Villa O’Higgins

“Todos los pasos est├ín deshabilitados (All the passes are closed)….It’s very complicated here in winter my friend.”, the Villa O’Higgins carabinero officer explained. “The river can be up 100 metres wide and 3 or 4 metres deep.” ┬áAfter days of strangely warm weather and high rainfall in Villa O’Higgins, his words made some sense. ┬áMaybe it was impassable? ┬áAfter all he should know what he’s talking about, right?