7 days in town and we only got out for about 20 hours. 😦 Let's take a step back for a minute. Let me try to explain why we were so excited to be here in the first place. A brief history of the climbing Capital of the world: El Chalten, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. … Continue reading On Challenge and Defeat: the cursed week in El Chalten
A gentoo penguin on Martillo Island If you want to see some cute pictures of penguins please keep on reading this post. On Monday the 15th, myself, Emil, and Peter went on a walking with penguins tour in Ushuaia. It was incredible. This is the only guided trip I think we will do this trip, … Continue reading Penguins in Ushuaia!
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina Greetings from Patagonia! It's been a few weeks since I posted, so let me catch everyone up with what we've been doing. After leaving Mendoza, Argentina, Emil and I headed to the city of Cordoba in central Argentina. We spent a week at the house of family friend's of … Continue reading Ushuaia- End of the World!
Our friends and instructors, thanks Tyler and Tim. This is my day by day description of climbing Cerro Aconcagua, the tallest peak outside of Asia at 22,841 feet. Emil and I were climbing with Alaska Mountain Guides. We had two amazing instructors, Tim and Tyler. For the last month and a half Emil and I … Continue reading Climbing Aconcagua via the 360 route (Vacas Valley)
Hard to believe it, but today we're leaving for Aconcagua!!! Two other clients dropped our trip a few days ago....meaning it's just myself and Emil, along with two amazing guides. Yes, talk about being lucky, basically a private trip! We are quite stoked, it's going to be a blast. It will be a tough mental … Continue reading The Route up Aconcagua
20 days is a long time to be out. It's the longest I've been out in the mountains. Honestly, after day 5 or 6 you just get the hang of it. One day turns into another, and you just enjoy yourself out there. An incredible experience to immerse yourself in nature for that long. This … Continue reading IWLS Argentina Mountaineering
Saying thanks I wrote this on Thanksgiving, in the middle of a 20 day mountaineering course in Argentina. A full post about my course is too come. 11/23/17 Today is Thanksgiving. Unlike every other year of my life I’m not at home for this holiday. My family is probably in the midst of the turkey … Continue reading Saying Thanks
This is part two of our journey from Soraypampa to Machu Pichhu. If you’re not sure how we ended up in the middle of the wilderness, scroll below! As you all remember we didn’t exactly take the easy route to get to this point. But I’ll call it the scenic route. Let me start … Continue reading Salkantay-Ahobamba Trek to Machu Picchu
Before I start to write about this CRAZY adventure I first want to give a huge shoutout to our guide, Nate Heald from Sky High Andes. Nate spent a hour and a half with us at his house last month picking the perfect climb for us. Nate really catered to us and talk us through … Continue reading First Ascent of Nevado Humantay South (5455m) with Sky High Andes
We didn’t summit. But that’s ok. But first let me explain our journey to one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. On Monday morning (10/23/17) we arrived at a Cuzco bus station at around 5:30am, and by 5:50am we were on the road. We were on the public bus all the way … Continue reading Attempt of Nevado Jampa (18,000’)