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... the 'Cerro Hielo Azul' mountaintop (roughly 7 hours of hiking). The scenery was unreal - see attached photos with explanations. This was also my first real experience at a "Refugio", if you weren't able to guess, that means refuge! Essentially this is a log cabin that invites travellers to keep warm, cook their food, dry their clothes and even sleep for the night - the second floor/attic has about 40 mattresses covering the floor, ...
... is making sure he learns to ride properly, so he is helping to shoe them, care for them and ride with no saddle until he finds his balance properly. He works with Leo, a 17 year old gaucho, and Ivanchi, hardly a gauchito but a brilliant wee guy too. Surrounded by men who are good human beings and horses, he is happy as can be.
Correspondence School has started now, and although Megan has taken to it with huge enthusiasm, it's ...
... it turned out to be 2 days in a row, because we were off a day, and
thought we were celebrating it correctly...We cooked some great food on
the grill, including mashed potatoes and chorizo and chicken, and sipped
some delicious Mendocino Champagne to say the least.
After our week there, we decided on coming slightly
south-west, almost to the border of Chile, to a lake called Lago Puelo,
to do some more ...
... the National Park for free by flashing their residentīs permit.
The lake was beautiful- another crystal clear mirror pond with a few fisherman floating about in inflatable arm-chair type rigs (they looked good!), but eventually it was just too hot for us and we had to call it a day to retreat to town and some shade.
This didnīt make it any less freezing in the tent that night, however. ... Stupid weather!
... the big climb but would rather not be sharing a dorm room with them thanks. Decision to camp pays off.
The poles pass day 1 test, uphill. Are they responsible for our quicker speed and the fact that we seem less fatigued? Or are we just getting fitter? Amanda is already a convert, Im still on the fence.....
Today we have a genuine chance of knocking off our 1st actual peak in south America. Yesterday we made the decision to head to the ...