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 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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Twin Lakes in October

We have been trying to get here for the last month but with Tyson’s work schedule it just hasn’t happened. Today was going to be the day. The weather looked the best and off we went along with our friend Bruce. Bruce has now become a regular with our family adventures, joining us on a […]

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Lyle Lakes

As summer starts to wind down and the days get shorter, amazing opportunities unfold for heading into the backcountry. The weather begins to cool, the crowds disappear and your left with adventurous opportunities in breathtaking locations. The truck tires started rolling at 7:00 am with the west Kootenays being the destination. Driving east, crossing the […]

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