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

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Up the Carretera

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

Cochrane, Chile and conservation

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

On Challenge and Defeat: the cursed week in El Chalten

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

Climbing Aconcagua via the 360 route (Vacas Valley)

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)