Camino de los Patos
May 1, 2010
The Camino de los Patos (Ducks’ Road) also known as The Paso de Los Patos (Ducks’ Passage) is an Andine mountain pass between Argentina and Chile, used by the main column of the Army of the Andes to cross the Andes in early 1817, in order to liberate Chile from Spain. It’s framed by the imposing Valle de Los Patos Sur (Southern Valley of Ducks), southwest of the Province of San Juan, Argentina.
The Army of the Andes was a military force mustered by José de San Martín, who was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America’s successful struggle for independence from Spain.