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Margaux Rhymes with Fargo

mostly entertaining stories about my life

Make new hobbies but keep the old

I've been on a bit of a painting kick lately, and by "kick", I mostly mean that I've painted two pictures in the past two months after two full years without painting anything. It's one of those things that I... Continue Reading →

Calling in the trekking reinforcements

What do you do when the approach trail is super long and steep but the climbing routes at the end of the trail are awesome? Call in the rein-horse-ments, obviously. I'm sorry, I know it's terrible but I had to.... Continue Reading →

Another degree, another holiday

Sometimes I have good ideas and sometimes they only seemed like good ideas at the time, like enrolling in an online bachelor's degree program in math. To be clear, I already have a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and also... Continue Reading →

Freezing lakes and windy summits {Patagonia Round 3}

Patagonia has been on my radar since I started climbing (and thus watching climbing documentaries) in 2014. It's always been a bit of a mythical place, a sea of cloud-covered mountains and glistening lakes tucked at the southern end of... Continue Reading →

Rafting in the rain {Valdivia 2022}

You'd think three and a half days wouldn't be quite long enough for rafting a class IV river, exploring downtown Pucón, bathing in hot springs, visiting an island full of penguins, snacking on freshly-caught ceviche, celebrating a birthday, picking wild... Continue Reading →

Turisteando en Santiago

To the eternal confusion of every gringo everywhere (please tell me I'm not alone), Spanish-speakers have a tendency to make everything a verb. Exploring a new place as a tourist becomes "turisteando" or "touristing," sending messages via WhatsApp becomes "whatsappeando,"... Continue Reading →

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