Cerro Purgatorio

Altitude: 2, 458 meters; 8,064 feet Incline: 1,671 meters; 5,482 feet Distance: 14.8 km; 9.2 miles Time: 6-9 hours round trip Difficulty: high (physical), normal (technical) Another beautiful Saturday in the books. Cerro Purgatorio was a fantastic mountain to get out for a day trip and put my body to the test. It is located in Cajon del Maipo,…

One year reflections – the joys

On Friday, September 7, 2012 I was balling like a baby and walking through security in Chicago’s airport, with my mom, dad, sister, and cousin Sara waving me off. As excited as I was, I was feeling such an intense sadness for all that I was leaving behind. In my head I was slightly angry…

Area el Morado – Cajon del Maipo

About an hour outside the bustling and busy metropolitan city of Santiago sits an incredibly pristine piece of untouched Mother Nature. Cajon del Maipo is a canyon encompassing gorgeous mountains, numerous rivers, volcanoes, a glacier, and some breath-taking landscape. There are a couple very small villages located in and around the area, with most people…