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Margaux Rhymes with Fargo

mostly entertaining stories about my life

Partners in climb {Yosemite National Park}

In spanish, they have the concept of a "cordada," which literally means "roped together." A cordada is sort of the same thing as a belay partner, but implies a closer friendship/partnership. My favorite translation is courtesy of one of my... Continue Reading →

4 amigas take on 3 national parks in 2 weeks with 1 epic adventure

For the past three years, I've basically talked my Chilean friends' ears off about Yosemite and Tahoe and all the fun adventures to be had in such places, so I was absolutely stoked to get the chance to show three... 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 →

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 →

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