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mostly entertaining stories about my life

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Chile

When the engineer becomes an astronomer for a night

In a strange twist of fate, the one person who is mostly likely to leave a party awkwardly early in order to go to bed (a.k.a. me) was tasked with staying up all night at the observatory to help with... Continue Reading →

A successful holiday on slippery rocks

This past Monday was a holiday in Chile thanks to some random Catholic saints, so obviously I wanted to go climbing. Nevermind that I had also gone climbing the day before, or that it was raining all morning, or that... Continue Reading →

Auntie duties and a not-quite-uneventful return to Chile

I spent my last week in the US in the grand old state of Delaware, in my hometown of Lewes where my dad still lives in the same house I grew up in. The claim to fame for this used-to-be-tiny-but-is-now-annoyingly-touristy... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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