Three Strikes

27th December 2016 –“Shit.” We are sitting in el Pizzeria Reconquista on Chaiten’s Avenida Diego Portales sipping beer, waiting on a pizza. We are just back from our explorations up Rio Alerces and after 10 kilometers of walking and hitchiking we are in need of sustenance. In this case, beer and food. “What’s up?” I ask, looking up from […]

Similar, but Oh-So Different

¿Como fue? a familiar face in the food truck asks as we sit down on white, plastic stools. We had just boarded the food truck-bus to get some breakfast. The converted green bus parked on the side of Liberatador Bernardo O’Higgins had quickly become a go to for good food, especially breakfast, and today was […]

The Packing Process

The packing process seems almost complete.  In a break from the norm here at Mate, Manjar y Montañas I am going with a photo collage.  It seems this “normal” work thing has me a bit confused and pressed for time today. The time is near, the nerves are starting again.  Josie is coming out of […]

Maps and Machetes

Planning an expedition is one thing. Planning a successful expedition is something else. Legendary explore Bill TIlman is quoted as saying “any expedition should be able to be planned on the back of an envelope.” With that philosophy of streamlined and efficient expeditions he and his mates explored uncharted mountains, deserts and oceans throughout the […]