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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 →

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 →

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 →

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