El Chalten is a little town born in the early 1980s, located in Parque Nacional Los Glaciares in Argentina. It is an isolated town where everything (food, services) is a little more expensive than in bigger cities in Patagonia such as El Calafate or Río Gallegos. But fortunately you can find almost everything there.
The team composed by Nico Favresse (Belgium), Sean Villanueva (Belgium) and Ben Ditto (USA), reached the summit of the Paine Central Tower on Torres del Paine, Chile. This happened at the beginning of this month (February 2009) while I was there doing some mild hiking in comparisson.
Patagonia, a unique place, located in the southern hemisphere. It has isolated pamas, huge continental glaciers, wonderful granite walls, beautiful landscapes, a lot of options for outdoors activities (hiking, trekking, climbing, biking, fishing, rafting…). A must-go place for adventurers
Carla Perez (26) has become the first Latin American woman to summit Aconcagua via the Southern face. Carla climbed with Esteban Mena (19) who is the youngest climber in history to reach the summit of Aconcagua via the Southern face . Congratulations!
[singlepic id=151 w=420 h=340 mode=web20 float=left] UPANO: Morona Santiago Province, Sucua is the nearest town. Clase IV, IV+ The Upano is a dream come true. The river of the Sacred Waterfalls so deep in the Amazon jungle that its sheer solitude makes you be one with nature once again. Class IV and V rapids surrounded [...]
Taking friends to climb mountains is very rewarding. You feel like the fairy godmother that is helping them to make their dream come true. But the success depends on them, their training and their preparation. Ismael and Vanessa did a great job, congratulations. If you want to be part of an experience like this, contact [...]
Here are some facts you should know before visiting the Cotopaxi volcano and the refuge: The entrance fee to the Cotopaxi National Park is $10 for foreigners and $2 for ecuadorians. Admission to the Cotopaxi National Park (through “control norte” and “control caspi”) is allowed only before 4pm (16h00). There is a parking area at [...]
A couple of months ago JOse, Doménica, Ramiro and I went to the Iliniza sur, to try to reach the summit by the south face (south ridge). We didn´t reached the summit, and actually we didnt even find the route, but we had so much fun!! Maybe the altitude and the coldness change our behaivour [...]
Mountains are changing a lot. Iliniza norte was one of the first mountains I climbed 10 years ago as a beginner, it was a nice hike between rocks and sand, with a little bit of climbing in certain parts. The hardest part I remember from that first time was to experience the vertigo of standing [...]