Tied into a life of adventure.

Aconcagua/Patagonia plans take shape.

Over the past few weeks I’ve been busy with birthdays, Thanksgiving and the first snows in the Sierra.  Last weekend I got out for four days of backcountry skiing…  all in November!  Here’s my buddy Rich getting his first turns of the season.

First turns

Backcountry skiing is great training  for Aconcagua, so I’m giving myself a break from the logistics behind a computer and on the phone, and taking to the hills.

Before I took off to the Sierra last week, I received an unexpected email from Conservacion Patagonica that changed the course of the trip.    I’ve been accepted into their volunteer program and will now be spending 2-3 weeks in Southern Chile, helping to create Patagonia National Park!  The future park is just on the northern end of the northern patagonian icecap.  Maybe I’ll ski out on that one too.

I had no clue that this opportunity would present itself, but so goes travel.

So for now, the loose itinerary and my to-do list for January-March is as follows:

-Climb Aconcagua

-Help create Patagonia National Park

-Ski the Southern Patagonian Icecap

-Explore southern Patagonia with my girlfriend

-Eat Argentine Beef

-Drink Argentine Wine

That’s a lot.  Better get back to those logistics…

 

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2 responses

  1. So exciting Steve! I am also glad that Jen will get to come out and be with you for a bit. How fun! Can’t wait to hear all about the trip!

    December 5, 2010 at 6:57 PM

  2. Jeremy

    TIGHT!!!!

    December 5, 2010 at 11:42 PM

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