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Watching condors and avalanches  
   

Watching condors and avalanches

In morraine along Rio Pollone, above Lago Eléctrico
Patagonia: wind, steppe and mountains

January 5th 2007
I am having a nightmare. An unrelenting headwind is blowing dust and grit into my face as I ride directly into it. The wind is progressively sapping my energy, blowing me across the road or off it, and frustrating all my efforts to move forward. I retreat inwardly, ignoring the brown landscape, experiencing nothing but the roaring in my ears and the constant attention my bike needs to keep upright ... read more
South America » Argentina » Santa Cruz » El Chaltén

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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Tot: 0.261s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 23; qc: 96; dbt: 0.0703s; 96; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 3; ; mem: 6.8mb