Author Archives: Kelsey Wenger

Climbing in El Chalten – Rubio y Azul on Cerro Media Luna

With a weather window on the horizon Kelsey and I set our sights on El Chalten and the perfect granite spires that we have dreamed about since climbing here 5 years ago.  After a month of travel, staying at beautiful hotels, and being wined and dined it was time to use the stores of fat […]

Exploring Puerto Natales

After dropping Ford and Casey off at the airport Andy and I hightailed it for Puerto Natales. Puerto Natales is a city located on the Last Hope Sound. It’s the closest town to Torres del Paine so it’s filled with backpackers, pizza restaurants, and microbreweries. I really like Puerto Natales! Torres del Paine is the […]

To the End of the World: Ushuaia

Al fin del mundo!   Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world, located at the tip of South America in Argentina. Puerto Williams in Chile is technically farther south but Argentina likes to point out that it’s more of a town than a city so therefore it doesn’t count. It wasn’t in our original […]

The Beginning: El Calafate

We made it to South America! Packing for a 4 month trip is bit of an endeavor. As our living room slowly piled up with more and more things we quickly realized this was going to be quite an expedition. 5 ropes, a triple rack, and 25lbs of energy bars later, we had consolidated everything […]

Headed Back South

Andy and I are headed back to South America! And the blog is coming with us! We fly to Patagonia on January 12 and we don’t have much planned beyond that until we return to the states on April 25. I’ll be working remote for Wildland. Andy will be doing what Andy does. We’ll have […]

Skiing in Chile

Well, it finally happened. After close to 10 years of dreaming of skiing in Chile I got to check it off the bucket list. Bluebird skies, fresh snowfall and super fun above tree line runs made for a great day that lived up to all my expectations. Unfortunately, rather than being able to cross that […]

Wine Tasting in Chile

After waking up to pouring rain in ValPo on day 2 we decided to skip further sight seeing and art gazing and head out into wine country. We decided to visit Casas del Bosque winery in the Casablanca Valley and Monte in the Colchagua Valley. The former is known for its whites due to its […]