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Aconcagua

Climbing a Giant; Remembering Aconcagua

The tallest peak outside the Himalayas presented itself as an obvious challenge to a novice mountaineer like myself in 2009.  A technically easy summit, Aconcagua is spiced with the dangers of extreme weather and altitude. At the time the mountain was under some notoriety as the month before it had claimed five lives. As I made final […]

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Paragliding, Traslasierra

Paragliding in Traslasierra

Cross country – a specialist magazine for para-gliders and hang-gliders – lists paragliding in Traslasierra as one of the world’s top paragliding destinations and in 2014 it hosted the Paragliding World Cup Tour. Traslasierra literally means behind-the-hill, it is a relatively flat valley behind the Cordoban sierras. The sierras rise up from the valley almost […]

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Iguazu Jungle Zip-line

The Iguazu waterfalls are one of nature’s wonders and exploring the two semi-tropical wildlife reserves in which they lie, either in a boat or by foot, easily stands alone as one of the most spectacular things you can do, not just in Argentina but in the entire world. However, even natural wonders can do with […]

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White water rafting on the River Manso

White water rafting on the Manso river

The Manso river is formed from the melting glaciers of Mount Tronador, the highest peak of the great Nahuel Huapi National Park. The river weaves through the Andes mountains and crosses four lakes before arriving in Chile and eventually the Pacific ocean. White water rafting on the Manso river is fantastic, and can be combined with […]

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Cerro Castor

The best thing about Cerro Castor is the snow; being the southern most ski resort in the world, it has a long season and loads of the white stuff. The resort lies at the southern tip of the Andes, where the mountains meet the ocean, and though the lift services still have a way to […]

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El Chaltén

Known as the hiking capital of Argentina, El Chaltén is a small town located at the foot of the towering Fitzroy and Torre mountains on the edge of the famous Glaciers National Park. It is said to be the youngest town in Argentina and it is not exactly the most hospitable place to live – […]

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Nahuel Huapi National Park

Nahuel Huapi is Argentina’s oldest national park. It covers a large part of the Lake District and there are fifteen lakes, two major rivers and and maze of streams within its border. The park takes its name from the largest of the lakes and it means Jaguar Island. The island bit is likely a reference […]

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Las Leñas

The village of Las Leñas is set 2,240 m (7,350 feet) up in the Andes of Mendoza. It is one of the best and largest ski resorts in the southern hemisphere with a ski area as large as Vail and Snowbird combined and a total drop of 1,200 m (3,937 ft). The village was specifically built around skiing: […]

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Mount Aconcagua

At 6,9960.80 meters, Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas and one of the seven summits. It lies in the province of Mendoza and the mountain and it’s surroundings are made even more spectacular as there are no foothills, known as Precordillera. This makes the Andes seem like a vast wall and allows for very pretty […]

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