Dispatches from the Road

While I wallow in self-pity of sitting at work, Nathan and Tuan are off tackling new adventures. They have safely made it to Santiago, Chile before embarking on a bus ride across the Andes to Mendoza, Argentina to meet their group.

Dispatchs (from newest to oldest):

12) 3/19/15 – Chatted with the guys yesterday a bit. They just got done doing a 9 day circuit through Torres Del Paine. Sadly they had to come out a day early due to some knee issues, but all seems well.

11) 3/7/15 – I spoke with Nate over this morning. They have made their second attempt at Fitz Roy. They tried a 3 day circuit but the weather was poor so came out a day early and then re-did the same hike. This time blue skies and the view looked stunning. Just beautiful. Nate sent me a picture of him taking a polar plunge in the glacial water.

10) 3/2/15 –  Have been bad about updating. I stopped getting text message so I assumed they weren’t using the Deloreme, but I forgot they just stopped that service. They are still being tracked. I Skyped with Nate on Friday night while I was driving down to Wolf Creek chasing some powder. They guys are doing great. They are down in Patagonia about to embark on a 3 day backpacking trip around Fitz Roy.

9) The boys are out and alive!!!! I have seen a few pictures of them on the Glacier and it looks truly badass.

8) 8:40AM Thursday, January 29, 2015 – “Just finished our first practice on the Glacier”

7) 12:07PM Wednesday, January 28, 2015 – “Hello from base camp! 14K ft. Everyone is great and is excited to be at the glacier.”

6) 12:37PM Monday, January 26, 2015 – “Camp 2!!, Home for the next 2 nights. Our view is an 18K mtn”

5) 5:28PM Sunday, January 25, 2015 – “At first camp. About to eat some stirfry!”

4) 6:10PM Saturday, January 24, 2015 – “Just had asado dinner. About to call it a night. Have a wonderful evening.”

3) 11:00AM Saturday, January 24, 2015 – “We are off to Penitentes our final town before starting our trek”

2) 12:95PM Thursday, January 22, 2015 – “Buenos dias from Argentina”

1)  8:51AM Thursday, January 22, 2015 – “Buenos dias from Chile”

 

I will try my best to update as I hear from them.

-Justin

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8 Comments

John and Lari Washburn

about 3 years ago Reply

Hi Nathan and Tuan (and Justin) So glad you are on your way and have made it to Chile. It is so much fun to see where you are and to live vicariously while reading this in our warm safe and soft bed. Hope the food is good so far and you haven't eaten anything larger than your head. With love John and Lari

John and Lari Washburn

about 3 years ago Reply

we have followed your trek so far and have been able to zoom in over the route. You have made great time today.

Terri Cox

about 3 years ago Reply

So you are in Chile somewhere near Santiago. Looks like some car or bus travel (I know you can't walk 60mph. ) So, are you hiking now? And when and where is the mountaineering school?

John and Lari Washburn

about 3 years ago Reply

Its fun to catch up using google maps to see what the mountains and valleys look like. Very rugged terrain and certainly desolate. An 18k foot mountain must look pretty awesome up close.

Julie Covert

about 3 years ago Reply

Watching you closely. This has been fun tracking you. Allie also keeps me posted

John and Lari Washburn

about 3 years ago Reply

Hi Nathan and Tuan Congratulations on making it to the glacier. Must be very beautiful at 14k feet. Enjoying the tracking and reading your messages.

John and Lari Washburn

about 3 years ago Reply

Can't wait to see pictures especially from the glacier and the mountain summit. We wish them well.

John and Lari Washburn

about 3 years ago Reply

Congratulations Nathan and Tuan. We see you are back in civilization which probably includes hot showers and a beer or two. We had fun following your trip and really look forward to seeing your pictures. What an adventure you guys have had.

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