Cerro Tortolas: Breathing air at 20,000ft

It was all planned, to climb my first, of hopefully many, 20,000 foot peak. Right before my birthday. Closing out my 27th year and opening the new one with a bang and all the gratefulness my heart could handle. The Sunday prior, I went over to my friend’s house and we packed our backpacks and planned…

Cerro Canoitas

Altitude: 2,650 meters; 8,695 feet Incline: 1,000 meters; 3,280 feet Distance: 10 kilometers; 6.2 miles Time: 5-7 hours round trip Difficulty: normal (physical), without difficulty (technical) Cerro Canoitos is in Farellones, near Santiago’s best ski resorts, about an hour from Santiago. Considering it is not too difficult and without even a momentary break in beauty, it is an…

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,…

Mother Nature is much bigger than me.

It feels near impossible to put into words, or even fit into pictures, the feelings, experiences, and views that took place over my 10 days in Torres del Paine, a seemingly untouched piece of mother nature that screams God’s country. Every day, multiple times, I found myself in pure awe of what was in front…