Salkantay Trek: Machu Picchu!

**Still having problems with the cloud, unfortunately I am now on a beach and am likely too sunburnt too look for a ladder... It is definitely easier to wake up when you are really excited to see something. This was definitely the case on the morning of Machu Picchu, even Becca got out of bed … Continue reading Salkantay Trek: Machu Picchu!

Salkantay Trek: Days 1 and 2

After resting for a couple days we were feeling ready to attack the Salkantay. After some initial confusion with our guide company and trying to figure out what we were allowed to bring (yah we used donkeys and porters, sue us). It was another early start and sketchy bus ride to our starting point. One … Continue reading Salkantay Trek: Days 1 and 2

La Paz: the city and death road

We got into La Paz early and tired. Our cab took us to the wrong hostel before some and a translator got us headed to the right address. There are two hostels in La Paz with very similar names so it was an honest mistake. The Adventure Brew Hostel Downtown was our home for … Continue reading La Paz: the city and death road

Vilches: A Week Off

The rest of our time in Vilches was very relaxing. Each day was essentially planned the morning of during one of our 3 coffee breaks and always ended up happening in the afternoon. We spent most mornings hanging and trying to sell Alfonso (I know, it’s sad but we need to continue our journey!). The … Continue reading Vilches: A Week Off

Volcano Villarrica

It turns out that the 5am alarm was only for me, so I could wake up and get the water boiling while Becca caught a few more minutes of shut eye. At 5:30, I woke her up with a cup of coffee so I didn’t get yelled at, and we ate breakfast in the outdoor … Continue reading Volcano Villarrica

Villa La Angostura: We’ll be moving here when we’re 60

After leaving the park we headed for Villa La Angostura, as the weather wasn’t supposed to be great for a few days and we felt we did as much as we needed, minus some hikes, in Bariloche. Villa La Angostura is on the north end of Lago Nahual Huapi and is a beautiful little ski … Continue reading Villa La Angostura: We’ll be moving here when we’re 60

Bariloche Part 2

Bariloche is a very cool city. Known for its chocolate and skiing, what’s not to like?! We used this day in the city to get some errands done (like laundry, which hadn’t been done since Puerto Natales... a mere 3 weeks before). We also discovered some delicious bakeries, a cool climbing gym, and went to … Continue reading Bariloche Part 2

Bariloche Part 1

The drive to Bariloche was the first sign that we were in for a treat. The border we took was on the north end of a massive lake called Lago Nahual Huapi with Bariloche on the south end of this amazing body of water. Not only is this lake massive and blue and wet but … Continue reading Bariloche Part 1

El Chalten

El Chalten, the home of the Fitz Roy traverse has been on my bucket list since I got into climbing and discovered my love for the mountains. It’s also the logo for my favourite clothing company.. so that can’t be a coincidence. We rolled into town after fighting Patagonian winds for a couple hours on … Continue reading El Chalten

Van Captain Log: Day 1

We woke up in a parking lot in Punta Arenas and had to scurry to find some loo's, which is making itself to be one of the more difficult part of the journey. Although and THIS IS BIG NEWS...we found peanut butter!!! This may not seem like a huge deal but down here, almost at … Continue reading Van Captain Log: Day 1