For much of this academic year, Christina and I were looking to plan a trip to celebrate the end of the school year. As Christina goes to school in Florida, we wanted to do something with easy access from Florida. Our first thought; Cuba. A beautiful Caribbean island with a vast amount of rich … Continue reading Americans in Cuba
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”
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!!!
"CLEAR" I screamed up to my two best friends on an afternoon in Chile. I had just fallen nearly 70 feet, a lonely snow picket by Peter bracing my fall. I was completely fine, but well, the valley was 4,000 feet below me. What am I supposed to think after something like that happens? Of … Continue reading On Mortality in the Mountains
Hi all. I promise I'll do a full reflection on my 6 months abroad soon, but for now I just wanted to post an update. I may be back in the states, but I plan on continuing to write. For those of you that have been following me since last summer, thank you so much. … Continue reading I’m Back!
Hi all! If you haven't figured out by now, I've been back in the states for nearly a month now. The adjustment has been rather strange, I sure do miss South America. In the next few weeks I'll be writing some of my thoughts on reflections on the trip. To start I wanted to share … Continue reading By the Numbers!
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)
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
Sunset in Chaitén, Chile Greetings from Chaitén, Chile! It's been a bit since I blogged, so let me update you all. When I last wrote we had just done a backpacking trip in the Tamango Reserve in Cochrane, Chile. After Tamango we planned a climbing trip to San Lorenzo, a 12,000 foot mountain about 20 … Continue reading Up the Carretera
Looking out on Lago Cochrane Wow. It's absolutely incredible here. I was surprised, really. It seems that most tourists in Argentinian Patagonia forget how big and amazing Chilean Patagonia is. After our not so pleasant experience of crossing the border, we spent the night in the beautiful small town of Chile Chico, on lake Gral … Continue reading Cochrane, Chile and conservation