Arrived in Valparaíso
February 4, 2011

It was brought to my attention that it had been a while since I’d updated this blog so let me remedy that now! Been far too busy having a good time 🙂 On the ‘at sea’ days I am usually busy trying to ignore the pitching and rolling of the ship, so not a good […]

Getting ready to sail from Ushuaia
January 3, 2011

Well, here we are, on board of The World, probably the most luxurious way possible to sail to Antarctica!!! We leave port in about 3 hours. First stop: South Georgia (UK). Penguins here we come 🙂 On December 31st we were on the road by 10am; Stephen was impressed. Stopped for fuel and to buy […]

Perito Moreno Glacier
December 29, 2010

Wonderful day visiting Perito Moreno glacier. Fantastic! Imagine a 50m high, 5km wide glacier slowly crawling and calving its way into Lago Argentino. We walked around the various observation points in the late morning and took the obligatory boat ride to the glacier front in the afternoon. We shot the equivalent of 6 rolls of […]

Arrived in El Calafate
December 27, 2010

After 2.5 interesting (and hot and humid) days in Buenos Aires, we got up at 4 am this morning to catch our 6:40am flight to Rio Gallegos. Got to the regional airport without hassles, got checked-in (and paid our reasonable excess luggage fee) in record time, had breakfast, boarded our plane, and landed in Rio […]

Enjoying Buenos Aires
December 26, 2010

Had a lovely day yesterday walking about the city. The streets were quiet and hot.  We found the high-end shopping district, fortunately (or unfortunately) they were all closed, being Christmas day. Today we visit the Recoleta Cemetery, San Telmo and La Boca. Cameras are ready for the sights. Signing off in a very warm Buenos […]

Arrived in Argentina
December 24, 2010

After a long but uneventful flight we arrived in Argentina.  Today we are just relaxing and enjoying the warm weather. Maybe it is a little too warm here. Caroline conspired to leave the only key to the locks of our luggage back in San Francisco, which provided a moment of concern for us. Which was […]

Mountains
Aconcagua
December 22, 2004

Left the mountain at 6:00pm last night for the drive back to civilization. The climb was great. Quite bit easier than I thought it would be. Even through I was wasted by the time we got off the summit and to the safety of the high camp. Richard and I were able to do the […]

Mountains
Success on Aconcagua!! 22,841ft/6,962m
December 20, 2004

Hi all, It’s Monday morning and Stephen just rang to say that he and his climbing friend Richard summited Aconcagua successfully! Stephen will fill you in on the details later. He’s back in Plaza de Mulas basecamp at the moment and may get to a computer in Mendoza in the next few days. I am […]