This year I spent a lot of time in the Invernada area and I have hopes of returning next year, although there is some uncertainty surrounding the access. I am working on it. I am also working to improve the base camp situation. And if all else fails, I do have a "Plan B" that I am also thrilled about. Stay tuned to the "Invernada" page of this site for updates.
September and early October were spent guiding folks to ski volcanoes and it was my best season yet. I can say for certain that the trips are finally at the level I envisioned so many years ago. Not only do I know the mountains while enough to push a little farther, but the "other things" are really just right. The food and lodging are authentic, but have a luxurious feel to them – exactly what I want after a day of skiing big peaks. I am thrilled to see the Chileans embracing tourism – it goes well with their personality.
I am looking ahead to 2014, and it is not too early to start planning and preparing an adventure. I already have a couple trips booked, and I won't turn this into a big guide operation, so space is limited.
I will keep this blog very active throughout the northern winter. Starting around Thanksgiving I will update the blog three-times a week with information about Chile. I will feature travel tips and common questions about Chile, mountains, lodges and restaurants that we visit, and even some fun expressions that make Chile so charming. I hope it's fun and informative.
Thanks to everyone that joined me this season. I look forward to even more fun in 2014.