Monday, February 23, 2009

Things I learned on Aconcagua

- There are places on earth colder than Minnesota.
- Food tastes better at alttitude.
- Double plastic mountaineering boots are surprisingly comfortable.
- How to play Euchre. Yup, a true mid-westerner at last!
- There are no shortcuts to the summit. Just to basecamp :)
- The southern skies at night are unbelievably beautiful.
- How to use a pee bottle. And a poop bag. Though not at the same time.
- Life above 18,000ft is borrowed time.
- '3-person tent' is false advertising.

Working on the full report and pictures...