Aconcagua End of Season Report

The climbing season on Aconcagua, the highest peak in the world outside of the Himalaya, is winding down, and ExWeb has a solid report on some of the recent happenings on the mountain this year. As the story notes, Aconcagua is a popular destination in the last few months or first few months of any … Read more

South African Team Climbing Aconcagua via the Polish Glacier Direct Route

Two South African climbers are making final preparations to climb Aconcagaua, the tallest mountain in South America, via the technically challenging Polish Glacier Direct Route. If successful, they’ll be the first mountaineers from their country to successfully top out on the mountain using this approach. The two climbers, Andrew Raubenheimer and Dobek Pater, are already … Read more

Rock Climbing Venezuela

PlantFear is back once again with a cool article, and some amazing images, that highlight rock climbing in Venezuela. The South American country has a wide range of landscapes that include the Andes Mountains, the Sierra Nevadas, the Gran Sabana, coastal highlands, and more. It’s also home to the World’s tallest waterfall, so it seems … Read more

4-Wheel Bob Going For Kili or Aconcagua!

The San Francisco Chronicle has a great story about Bob Coomber, AKA 4-Wheel Bob, who is hoping to become the first man to go up either Kilimanjaro or Aconcagua in a wheelchair. You might remember that Bob became the first person to summit White Mountain, which stands 14,246 feet in height. Both Kili and Aconcagua … Read more

10 (More!) Great Hikes of the World

We’ve had a number of these lists lately, but another one, with a fresh perspective, never hurts right? Well, those fine, adventurous chaps over at MSNBC.com came up with a list of the World’s Top 10 Trekking Vacations that offers up a fine selection of options for those looking to put on a pair of … Read more

Motorcycling The Andes – Part 3

Today we get the final installment of The Guardian’s piece on motorcycling through the Andes from Chile to Argentina. Intrepid traveler Mike Carter continues his journey through the high peaks of South America, and follows in the footsteps of Che Guevara, perhaps the most famous South American motorcycle tourist ever. In part 1 Mike rode … Read more