Chamonix was a last minute and mellow trip this year. Mellow mainly because I recently sustained a mild back injury while doing chest compressions at work. This was my fifth trip to area and I feel so fortunate that I keep getting to visit one of my favorite places on this planet. It’s busy and … More Chamonix 2016
After a day spent in the lively town of Huaraz, Jonathon and I were ready to head back to the mountains and give La Esfinge a go. With a forecast for light winds and sunshine for the next several days, we were starting to get excited. Our goal was to climb the Original Route (V, … More Peru – Part 2 – Lets go Climbing!
It started on July 5 when I flew to Lima, Peru. I got in late that night and flagged a taxi down to take me to my hotel at Senorial. It was a clean and quiet room for a short 5 hour sleep. The next morning, I took a taxi to the Cruz del Sur … More Peru – Part 1- Rachel’s Solo Trekking Trip
It was day 25 of the expedition, and we had decided to hike up the steep and exposed slope above basecamp to get some views of peaks on the other side of the valley. We had hiked about 1000 feet over scree, loose rock bands and some fourth class grassy terrain. Our heads were down … More India – An Adventure in the remote Zanskar Range