Accident Report 8/16/18, “Call don’t fall”

Well. Today marks the end of our gap year. I'm about to get on a plane en route to Colorado. And of course, we traveled to the end of the world, only to have an unfortunate accident take place 45 minutes from home. It be like that. Yesterday, Emil broke his heel on a lead … Continue reading Accident Report 8/16/18, “Call don’t fall”


Climb the Hill!!!

This post is officially about a month late, but well, here we go. On May 10th, I had the pleasure of attending a reception as part of Climb the Hill, a lobbying event organized by the American Alpine Club and Access Fund. A number of professional climbers and skiers with these organizations had a number … Continue reading Climb the Hill!!!

Climbing Volcán Osorno in Los Lagos region, Chile (8,700 feet)

Emil and Peter on the final 50 degree push to the summit What a fun climb! It's hard to believe this trip is almost over, but what a great last adventure. Volcán Osorno is a beautiful volcano in the Los Lagos region in Chile. The closet city is Puerto Varas, Chile. In the 1800s Osorno … Continue reading Climbing Volcán Osorno in Los Lagos region, Chile (8,700 feet)

Pumalin Park and Chaitén, Chile

Volcán Chaitén A temperate rainforest with 3,000 year old trees, crystal clear rivers, massive volcanos, overhanging glaciers, and ocean sunsets to die for. Paradise. Parque Pumalin. The first large scale conservation project by the Tompkins conservancy in Chile, Pumalin Park is the biggest donation of land in history, and also the largest piece of private … Continue reading Pumalin Park and Chaitén, Chile