Recent content by Mike1

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    Chile Tourist Fee if you're Just Stopping Over?

    How about $0 if traveling by land? That's what I paid ;) If you're just passing through w/o leaving the airport, you pay zilch...
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    Expats Trekking/climbing/outdoors group...

    Whoohoo just ran into the coolest hostel in Mendoza with ALL YOU CAN DRINK WINE 24/7 for $30 pesos a night!!! I'm currently in Recoleta taking care of some business for a week or 2 before I head back, so if anyone wants to hang out, shoot me a line at 54 9 11 6031-6578.
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    Climbing Aconcuagua

    Guys, the drugs are there "just in case," I wouldn't be using anything except for Acetazolamide in case I need it. I would more than likely administer it to others with AMS, HAPE or HACE while I am on the way up Aconcagua. I am on a pretty good acclimatization schedule as of now. If any of...
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    Expats Trekking/climbing/outdoors group...

    Currently, I am in Las Cuevas, the last city before the Chilean border, some 10,000+ feet above sea level, with everything closed and only enough people that live here to count with my hands. I will be here for a while, until November 15th, training to go higher, & acclimating. However, I will...
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    Climbing Aconcuagua

    I'm at Penitentes at the moment, training on 4000+ meter peaks until November 15th. I am open to hikes up Pissis in La Rioja and climbing Ojos de Salado in Catamarca in October. I can't be reached by email because I will be down to check my messages and other stuff once a week. You can try to...
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    Expats Trekking/climbing/outdoors group...

    Currently at my current home, in Penitentes , Mendoza.. training at some 4000+ meters until November 15th, then it´s off to Aconcagua. Anybody that wants to join me right now are welcomed to. You can´t enter the park just yet, but there are a lot of peaks and trails to take on here on the...
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    Chile Tourist Fee if you're Just Stopping Over?

    Like what was mentioned above, if you're just laying over, there is no fee, but if you step out of the airport, yes, you have to pay...
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    Ski Club

    On or off piste skiing? If off piste, I'm all for it, just make sure that you have the necessary avalanche safety/rescue gear. I will be in Patagonia beween Chile & Argentina in Sept. & Oct. so let me know. :D
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    English Book Exchange this Sunday 6th of Seotember- Palermo

    I only got Mountaineering, climbing, & skiing books, doubt if anyone would read it except a VERY small number...
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    Names of the funniest places that you have been to...

    So far mine has been a classic.... Moron... That´s right folks, MORON!!! There´s even a university named after it too. Poor grads from that uni if they happened to be living abroad especially in an English speaking country. I can see it now... So... Which university did you graduate...
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    Mendoza to Bariloche - Recomendations?

    You should try a nose plug :D
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    Yerba Mate - whats your fav?

    I USED to drank mine out of a sterling silver bombilla until my ex & I broke up and my stuff is scattered between here & the US (yes, the bombilla is mine sheesh...)... The taste is like night & day. My favorite brand is La Merced. I have tried several brands as well but it's not as good. You...
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    Where can I watch All Ireland Hurling Final?

    Why would you want to watch someone barf, isn't just drinking enough??? j/k, had to throw that in since hurl+Irish didn't sound right... :D
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    Expats Trekking/climbing/outdoors group...

    Hmmm... maybe we all should try to have a get together before I leave. I'm equipped enough to do Everest, but I don't have double plastic boots, but I use ski mountaineering boots and a pair of alpinist mountaineering boots & super gaiters instead. It would be redundant to have both anyways...
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    Climbing Aconcuagua

    and back down of course, I won't be doing K2 anytime soon, remember I'm a safety 1st, hero last, kinda guy.
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