The Desert For Dessert

It truly pained me to leave Patagonia.  As I’m sure you, my noble reader, are aware, certain places can strike a chord so to speak.  Patagonia is definitely such a place for me and high upon the list of places I want to go back to.  The fact that my last three days there were spent watching the rain douse Bariloche in no way diminishes my love for that storied and magical land.  Complements of

A Return To Patagonia

If that mountain looks familiar then maybe you own something from Ivon Chouinard’s collection.  If you don’t know who Ivon Chouinard is then I’ll give you a quick rundown.  He was preeminent in the golden age of Yosemite climbing and made first ascents with the likes of Fred Becky and Royal Robbins.  Later he started a some gear/clothing companies you might have heard of.  Most importantly he is proof positive that you don’t have to