Cuernos del Paine

Cuernos del Paine: Well known symbol of the wild beauty of Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonia region of Chile.

Nature wears delicate beauty

Nature wears delicate beauty on the banks of the Bio Bio River in Chile.

 

Bright colors

Bright colors welcomed us back from the barren rockiness of Aconcagua.

 

Hobbit-welcoming blue tents

Our Hobbit-welcoming blue tents nestle amidst the Middle Earth-like rock formations at high camp on Aconcagua.

 

42-pound backpack

Carrying a 42-pound backpack on my 42nd birthday on Aconcagua. No better way to celebrate!

 

Camping

Camp 2 on Aconcagua. Tents were tied down to heavy rocks to keep them on the ground in the high winds.

Horses

Horses carry our gear toward Base Camp on Aconcagua, at 22,835 feet, the highest mountain in South America.

Traditional boat

Traditional boat on Lake Titicaca, sailless mast silhouetted against the high Andes.

Hear no evil

Hear no evil. See no evil. Speak no evil. Llamas carried our gear in Bolivia and Peru with great personality.