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Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims Has Great Weather at Camp 2

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Aconcagua Team Ramrod Trek Day 2 – Casa de Piedra

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Aconcagua Team Ramrod Takes off on the Trail

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Aconcagua Team Ramrod Preparations

Hello family and friends, Today we awoke in Mendoza and spent the morning packing the van with ALL of our gear and food for the trip. We have 12 people total on this trip, so equates to a lot of … Continue reading

Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims in High Spirits

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Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims Meets a Wild Guanaco

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Aconcagua Team Cosmic Pilgrims Hits the Trail

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Aconcagua Team “Cosmic Pilgrims of the Andean Crest” Assembles

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Vacas Valley Team 7 is now Team Vertical Chorizo

Hello everyone, Team Vacas #7 is officially “Vertical Chorizo” now. Today was one of the big day for us but the team did it in good style. We are in Plaza Argentina which is going to be our base camp … Continue reading

Vacas Valley Team 7 at Los Penitentes

Hello everyone, The team Vacas # 7 is at Los Penitentes tonight. This morning we load up our bus with all food, equipment and personal gears, and drove up to Los Penitentes. On the way here we stopped to get … Continue reading

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  • Staying Hydrated in the Backcountry

    Sometimes the harsh environment encountered in mountaineering can make even the simplest tasks difficult. Staying hydrated is a perfect example – something that is among the most banal of tasks in the lowcountry can become exceedingly complicated in a cold, snowy environment. When all available water is locked up in solid form as snow or […]

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    KNOTS AND HITCHES: THE WATER KNOT

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches used in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline and ring bend, and hitches like the Klemheist and Prusik! The water knot is a simple knot used to tie two ends of webbing […]

  • Knots and Hitches: The Figure 8 Follow Through

    The following is the fifth in a series of “how-to” videos on the major knots and hitches we use in the mountains. Stay tuned for more videos on knots like the bowline, ring bend- and hitches like the Klemheist & Prusik! The Figure 8 follow through is a standard knot used for many different purposes […]

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