¨¿Este camina va a [fill in the blank]?¨ ¨No, senor. Estas perdido.¨ October 19th 2006 When I first heard about the Cordillera Blanca - Peru´s trekking and climbing mecca - I envisioned lycra-clad sport climbers and gear-laden gringo backpackers swarming mountain trails...mountains fading with beauty from overuse.
After an incredible 8-day Cordillera Blanca circuit trek, I can say I was mostly wrong - but not completely!
I wanted a solo journey, and with recent reports of arm ... read more
South America » Peru » Ancash » Cordillera Blanca Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
In June 2006 I quit my job as a habitat biologist working with the Port Gamble S'Klallam Indian Tribe (Hood Canal, Washington State, USA) for some travel and adventure in South America...trekking the Andes, exploring the Amazon, surfing some, getting bitten by lots of nasty insects, and searching fearlessly for the most tasty burrito in the world...... full info