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Standing atop South America

December 31st 2011
How cool is that? Actually it is more than cool, it was #*+@ cold. Some say "Joel why do you want to climb a mountain?" Well as the famous mountaineer Greorge Mallory, who tried to be the first to summit Everest in the 1920s (and died trying to do so), when he was asked "why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?", his reply was simply "because it is there". So part of my answer is just that simple. Th ... read more
South America » Argentina » Mendoza » Mendoza

Argentine Flag Following independence from Spain in 1816, Argentina experienced periods of internal political conflict between conservatives and liberals and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, a long period of Peronist authoritarian rule an... ... read more
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