On Friday my fiancé Claudia and I are heading out on a big adventure to South America for three months! We’re flying to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where we’ll hang out for a few days, then we head west to the city of Mendoza, which lies at the foot of the high Andes near Aconcagua (the tallest mountain in the western hemisphere!) Mendoza is one of my favorite cities and I look forward to relaxing there for a while, sampling the local Malbecs, and scoping out the situation in the mountains. Early October is springtime there so I’m not sure how much snow will be in the mountains still. I’m assuming quite a bit.
Anyhow, the rough plan is to work our way down the Andes, on both the Argentine and Chilean sides, doing as much trekking as possible along the way, eventually ending up in Ushuaia at the tip of Patagonia by January. I am excited to visit a bunch of new places, including the volcanoes of the Lakes District, the lush forests of the Aisén region of Chile, and who knows what else. And of course we’ll have to return to the popular and spectacular mountain ranges of Torres del Paine and El Chaltén (above).
I’ll be posting regularly on my blog while we’re traveling down there, so be sure to check back often. You can also follow me on Facebook!
11 thoughts on “Andes Adventure!”
Have an amazing and safe time. We’re all looking forward to the stunning shots you’ll post. Post them often!
Thanks Justin! I will!
Awesome! Have a great trip!!
Can’t wait to see what you come back with! Have fun down there!
While your on this trip know that there’s a cubicle rat in New York City who’ll be living vicariously through your photos. Have a great and safe trip!
You are always up to more adventures!
What a life!
Have fun mate!
Jack and Claudia…stay safe..!! Have fun!! Have a great journey! Bring back lots of pictures… enjoy!!
Thanks all for your comments! We’re in Mendoza now, chilling out…
Don´t eat to much “bife de chorizo” Jack, jejeje
See you soon!
Your photos are insanely beautiful.
That’s all I have to say. 🙂
This one is superb. I like the bright colors with most of the rest dark.