Out Of Water On An 8 Hour Hike

Thirsty, hot, tired, out of water…desperate. These are the thoughts that went through my mind as the entire group had run out of water only after 3 hours on an 8-hour hike. Altitude sickness, 30 degrees sun, then the cold at 3700 meters above sea level (m.a.s.). These are the facts we had to deal…

Why I Might Never Leave Colombia

My decision to come to Colombia can be best described as out-of-the-blue and last minute. Having started my trip in Peru, and my original plan to visit Bolivia and Argentina no longer being appealing, I decided to make the trip north and travel to Colombia. I am now only two weeks into my Colombia adventure,…

Huaraz – The Time Altitude Kicked My Butt

If there is something that most of my trips have in common, it’s hiking. Whether it’s a one or a multiple-day hike, I always enjoy the challenge of going up a mountain. Being from South America, many of my hikes have involved climbing in altitude, and I’ve always passed the test with flying colors, getting…