Greetings from Nepal…wish you were here! Photo taken in November 2011 at the Thorong-la base camp on the Annapurna Trek at 4450m (14,600 ft). If there is one dirty, cold hell on earth it was here. The Thorong-La base camp is in located where air is thin and cold and is a no man’s land. There is absolutely nothing except this dreary camp where you can rent a freezing room and eat a meal in a room full of stinky […]
Greetings from Patagonia…wish you were here! Photo taken during one of many hikes in Las Glaciares National Park, Argentina. November 2009. I loved this tiny mountain village called El Chalten in Argentina. It is at the base of Las Glaciares National Park and is just a speck in the oasis of Patagonia. Founded in 1985 as a base for dedicated climbers of neighboring Mount Fitz Roy, El Chalten has grown into a handful of rustic homes and one main drag. […]
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Greetings from Nepal…wish you were here! Photo taken just after passing the Thorong-La Pass, at almost 18,000 feet, the highest point along the Annapurna Trek. We had to hike all the way down to that light brown speck at the bottom. My recent trip to Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico got me reminiscing about the long hike down from the highest point of the Annapurna Trek. We had started at 4 am, hiking in a long line up […]
Greetings from Kachina Peak…wish you were here! During our strenuous hike up to the Ridge to ski down, we saw this snow coated tree dripping with fluff. It should have warned me how much snow the off piste trail would have! Magnificent!
Greetings from Taos… Wish you were here! View from the top of Kachina Peak where we hiked up to the Ridge with skies on back to 12,481 feet and skied down in powdery cement! But we did it!
Greetings from Queenstown…wish you were here! Photo taken from Coronet Peak, launching off point for our tandem hang-gliding ride in Queenstown, New Zealand 2002. This is the remarkable view we had of Queenstown and the remarkable Remarkables mountain range, before running and jumping off the edge of the mountain and setting flight attached to a hang-glider. Queenstown is one of the most spectacular places on earth and there are loads of adrenaline-pumping activities for what ever your heart desires. To […]