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Team Fiesta de Chorizo Summits Aconcagua!

Aconcagua Vacas Valley Team 1 Begins!

Team Fiesta de Chorizo moves to Camp Cholera (Camp 3)

Team Fiesta de Chorizo Hopeful for Summit Window

Team Fiesta de Chorizo Stays Patient in Extreme Weather

Team Fiesta de Chorizo Braves the Weather to Camp Nido (Camp II)

Team Fiesta de Chorizo Waiting out Windy Conditions


  • Food Planning for Mountaineering, Part I: Strategy

    By Mike Hawkins 10 days x 3,000 calories per day = 150 Clif Bars or 60 PB&J sandwiches Planning and packing food for long trips in the backcountry can be challenging and time consuming – but the last thing you want is to eat energy bars for 6 days straight. Climbers need to consider several […]

  • Single Wall Tents – Condensation Factories

    Most tent manufacturers these days offer a superlight, two pound (or less!) tent. These tents are simple to setup, occupy a very small footprint, and again – weigh in at about or under two pounds. When choosing a tent, it’s easy to focus on those factors and arrive at the conclusion that a single-walled shelter […]

  • Alpine Start Breakfast

    When summit morning arrives, it’s important to move efficiently through packing, preparation, and last but not least – breakfast! Mike Hawkins talks through a few of the foods we like to eat for quick fuel on alpine start mornings. Whether it’s midnight or 3:00am, these options are our go-to fast breakfasts.  

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