argentina, 2018

At the end of 2017, I turned over another decade and my wife surprised me with a trip to Argentina, to hike many kilometers in the Patagonia region. We flew into the ninety-five degree Buenos Aires summer to explore some tombs to remind me of my mortality, and then ate the most delicious and most insanely large steak of my life, again to remind me of my mortality. Off to El Chaltén for blisters and the famous climbing peaks of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, we drove past ostriches, condors, and guanacos. After a few days of lovely weather, empanadas, and long tired sleeps, we headed back through El Calafaté to hike the Perito Moreno glacier. There is nothing like being on a glacier, one larger than the entire city of Buenos Aires itself, leaping over crevasses, and listening to the sounds underneath the 400 foot mass of ice. Hopefully Perito Moreno will be here for ages to come, slowly moving through our years with strength and wisdom.