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What I wish I had done differently on the Patagonia W trek

I've done a ton of climbing and camping over the past several years, but believe it or not (or actually, just believe it, I'm not lying) my trip to Torres del Paine to do the W trek was actually my... Continue Reading →

Trekking highlights in Torres del Paine

My first vacation trip within Chile was to Patagonia, a dangerous choice if only because it's incredible and now I'm officially obsessed. The first week of November, I did the W trek with some of my Chilean friends, backpacking through... Continue Reading →

Kilimanjaro tips for success

I've compiled a list of things to know before embarking on a trek to the tippity top of Africa. Some of these I did during my Kilimanjaro trip and was happy about, and some I didn't do and was sad about,... Continue Reading →

A Walk in the Park {Kilimanjaro 2018 – Part II}

If you're confused, read Part I of my crazy family Christmas adventure first. And if you're bored of all this trekking, skip ahead to read about our two-day safari. Day 5: Barafu Camp is really cold After going up and... Continue Reading →

A Walk in the Park {Kilimanjaro 2018 – Part I}

By park, I mean Kilimanjaro National Park. And by walk, I mean seven-day trek. And by in, I mean to the tippity-top of. So, what I really intend to write about, is: A seven-day trek to the tippity-top of Kilimanjaro... Continue Reading →

Mount Whitney by the numbers

We made it to the top!   Total number of hours on the mountain: 18.5 Round-trip mileage: 22 Feet of elevation gain: 6100 Highest elevation, in feet: 14,505 Number of (non life-threatening) self-arrests: 1 Depth of snow I accidentally stepped/fell... Continue Reading →

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