Posts Categorized: Risk

PREFACE/2015/PROLOGUE

I questioned myself several times if I should write a wrap up of 2015 or not. It seems like I didn’t do anything really relevant climbing wise after such and eventful 2014, so what would be the point? I’ve done some cool routes here in the Alps but there are far more and better written… Read more »

CORDILLERA BLANCA 2014 – FINAL DISPATCH

I didn´t climb any mountains after Arteson, so dispatch 5 ends here! No kidding!   SURFING AND MOUNTAINS   I got back to Huaraz to try to climb a few more mountains after my first week at the beach, but the season was clearly over for me (and for many people as well, very bad… Read more »

CORDILLERA BLANCA 2014 – DISPATCH 4

Hello lazy people killing time at work! Welcome to a new dispatch! So far July has been a month of long approaches, great partnership, insomnia, World Cup and some tense moments in Parón valley. I´ve hit the 2 month mark of climbing non stop with few rest days in between, which means I am exhausted,… Read more »

COLE

On Sunday, July 13th, I left Huaraz with Craig, Tomas and Vicente towards Parón valley. Craig and I would climb Arteson´s SE face and then Piramide´s NW face, Tomas and Vicente would stick to the first one. Upon arrival in base camp we met John and Cole. Immediately after dropping our huge packs we headed… Read more »

CORDILLERA BLANCA 2014 – DISPATCH 3

Welcome to a new dispatch, courtesy of Sex Burger in Huaraz. Huaraz is a bad city for climbers. As Nacho says, its bars suck away your money, give you a hangover and make you lose focus on the actual climbs. I cannot deny any of this and in fact, as we say in Brazil “the… Read more »

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ON EVEREST 2014

I didn´t write anything on the Everest season because my opinion is very well rounded on it and I don´t feel a need to share it, but I just HAD to post this excerpt from this interview:   “Do you think any teams will climb the South Col route without Sherpa support this season? No,… Read more »

“QUIT, DO EPIC SH*T”

“Third time is a charm” A few days ago I quit my job as middle-management at a multinational here in Brazil. I had a decent salary, great health plan, meal plan, life insurance, and a bonus plan. Why am I writing about these things really? I guess because these are means to an end. A… Read more »

DEATH IN THE MOUNTAINS

Around this time of last year, I was avidly searching for news of a brazilian climber that went missing on Aconcagua. I didn´t know him in person, but we had created a virtual acknowledgment of each other since he tried to buy a down jacket from me in a Facebook classified community we were both… Read more »