South America

“At almost 13,000 feet, the hike to the top of this monster was no short jaunt. At this kind of elevation, you rest every step or two. That is, of course, unless you’re Pat A., then you run to the top. Pat’s record time to the summit was matched only by (his extreme training regimen and) his death-defying solo ice scramble (with a subsequent fall no less) resulting, eventually, in perfect placement — high above a powder-covered knife edge, which he then proceeded to slay with precision.” — from page 71, “Argentina: Two DJs and a Powder Kicker”, by Sean Sullivan.


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