Roof of the Americas July 18th 2012 Snow Journey--Aconcagua
Don't know when I'll make it to Everest, but here I am at the highest mountain outside the Himalayas! Mighty Aconcagua, at 6962 meters/22,841 feet, and her sister mountains and volcanoes soar at the apex of the 7000 kilometers of the Andes Cordillera. From the trail, they seem so accessible, yet they've filled the Climbers' Cemetery below with an ... read more
South America » Argentina » Mendoza » Aconcagua 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
I´m a one-way ticket, slow traveler, relishing the freedom of the open road and trusting serendipity to guide my journey. When I was younger, I used to travel for a year at a time. Then a few years ago, I roamed Europe and North Africa for three and a half years and liked that even better.
On August 1st, 2010, I left my peaceful Mission Canyon paradise in Santa Barbara's mellow summer and emerged from a couple of planes a day and a world later in the teeming, sub-zero streets of Buenos Aires´winter. Now, with the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos between here and home, will three years be enou... full info