Monthly Archives: March 2012

Canto para la Memoria

Illapu in concert; brief song excerpt As of 2002, March 24th in Argentina is recognized as the National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice.  On this day in 1976, a military coup brought to power what is called the … Continue reading

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Aconcagua through rose-colored glasses

Okay, who wears rose-colored glasses these days?  Well, if you don’t you should.  They enhance contrast and make the world seem, yes, brighter.  My sunglass lenses are more orange than rose, but the effect is much the same.  What’s my … Continue reading

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Hosting international guests

We jokingly comment that our apartment at times resembles an international hostel. Two nights ago we had 6 visitors staying with us, three in the guest room and three sleeping on the living room floor! This all started when I … Continue reading

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The all purpose bike bag

It’s a simple concept and very, very practical.  My friends at Two Wheel View turned me on to the idea of a simple cordura bike bag as a means of transporting bikes.  They provide decent protection and don’t require taking … Continue reading

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Topographical heterogeneity in the Argentine Andes

Now that I got your attention with that snappy, academic, post-modern heading, let’s begin. These are some panorama photos I took on my way up to Cerro Hielo Azul, a 2,260 meter peak outside of El Bolsón, Argentina.  (This was … Continue reading

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Where the air is thin: Summit attempt in the Cordón de Plata

Photo documentary of my four-day outing to the Cordón de Plata and a summit attempt of Cerro Plata. Back in early December I attempted to climb the 6000 meter peak known as Cerro Plata, the tallest peak in the Cordón … Continue reading

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Back “home” in Mendoza

On March 2, we arrived back in Mendoza from our bike tour after a 20-hour bus ride from San Martin de los Andes, exactly two months to the day since leaving Mendoza on January 2.  (Above photo taken in Parque … Continue reading

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