Thursday, September 21, 2006

Back to Winter Soon!

Well, I've got to admit I've beena bit bummed about the return to a snowless environment. The only upside is that the ski season will be starting up here pretty soon. Hopefully I'll get some turns in within a month and a bit.

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Friday, September 01, 2006

Home at Last

Whew! After over 24 of travel, I made it home to Vancouver and was excited to be met by Dora at the airport. Although I'm already missing the Andes, it's great to be back. We went out for a fantastic Greek dinner at The Main near home and I was surprised at how perfectly normal it felt to be back in town. Argentina feels so far away now, and the memories of my experiences there are sureal and dream like. one things for sure, it was a good dream...

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Vancouver via Buenas Aires

Just flew into Buenas Aires from Barioche and will be leaving Argentina in two and a half hours. I'm excited to be heading home, but I certainly feel like I could spend a couple more months here. The Andes are beautiful, and there are so many peaks I'd like to visit, let alone the rest of the (non-skiable) continent. what a place, I'll have to return.

Monday, August 28, 2006

last days...

I'm in the home stretch with only one day left in bariloche. I got our on great tours on Saturday and today and I have one more lined up for tomorrow (sunday was an errand day -booking flight to Beunas Aires, etc). The weather has been awesome and the spring skiing is very enjoyable. It's been fun checking out some of the tours close to town here. It's been a great tirp, and I'm looking forward to going home, but at the same time it feels strange to be heading home so quickly. There are lots of great people here and so many great places to ski that I feel like I could easily use a couple more months here. Regardless, I'm excited to get back home!

Friday, August 25, 2006

Back in Bariloche

Osorno didn´t pan out, I guess the weather gods thought we had gotten our fair share of stellar days. I dropped Pat off in Osorno so that he could bus up to Santiago and fly home. It was a bummer to see him go; meeting up with him had, without question, made the trip an awesome adventure. Frey and the Volcanoe tour will undoubtedly be the highlight of my time here. Thanks a ton Pat, you rock! Now that I'm back in bariloche I'm going ot try to squeeze in a couple more days on the boards before I have to fly home.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Another amazing ski ascent followed by almost 5000 ft of perfect spring corn. Today was probably the best ski descent we've had off a volcanoe. The weather is supposed to go downhill a bit tomorrow but we're probably going to try for one more volcanoe before we call it quits. Vn. Osorno is quite a ways south of us, but it's early and we're going to race down there to give it a shot. Our time is starting to run out, as I need to return the rental car by Saturday at 7 pm and Pat needs to get to Santiago for a flight home. There's also the potential problem of a strom shutting down the highways that cross the andes which I'll need to take back to Bariloche. Despite this, we can still probably squeeze another one in!

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Amazing day! Climbed Llaima and had a great ski down. I'm pretty sure it´s the best summit I've ever visited. We're off to Lonquimay tomorrow as the weather is still good. I'll give more details and photos later.

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