Rock Climbing in Cougar Canyon

The sun was shining and the sky was blue on this early spring day. Loaded into the car we took an easy 15 minute drive and arrived at the Cougar Canyon parking lot within Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park in Vernon, B.C. The dirt lot has enough room for 20 some odd vehicles, and is often […]

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ACONCAGUA: Day 14-16, Summit Day and Down

Starting at the end? Click here to reset to the beginning, or here to see the previous post. Day 14 – Summit day!! We were awoken at 3:30 am by the guides and the sound of our tents flapping in the wind. Soon we were greeted with hot water as well as meat, cookies and […]

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ACONCAGUA: Day 10-13, Camp 1 to Camp 3

Missing the first sections? Click here for the previous post, or here to start you back at the beginning. Already read this one, Click here to move on to the summit! Day 10 – Plaza de Mulas to Plaza Canada (5050 m, Camp 1). The beginning of our summit push. We woke up to some […]

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ACONCAGUA: Day 6-9, Around Base Camp

Starting in the middle? Click here for the previous post, or click here to take you to the beginning. If you are looking for the next entry click here. Day 6 – The agenda today was to rest and relax, and that is exactly what we did. Our groups dome tent was constantly stocked with […]

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ACONCAGUA: Day 1-5, Mendoza to Base Camp

Just joining now? Previous Aconcagua Post, already read this one? Aconcagua: day 6-9 Day 1 – We made the short walk with our gear, around the block, and checked into the glamorous Diplomatic Hotel. We were both thinking the same thing and quickly headed pool side to enjoy the sunshine. Local guiding outfit, Grajales Expeditions, […]

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ACONCAGUA: Pretrip

Pre-Trip Planning: A wild idea came to our minds to climb Aconcagua.  The Argentina border was opening November 1, 2021 to tourism and the Park Rangers were issuing climbing permits starting the beginning of 2022.  We rushed to book the first available date to attempt the mountain.  We had a rather open schedule, but as […]

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