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    SAE Aconcagua Information Packet
    South American Explorers Argentinta books
    $20.00[Members $15.00] Item #53

    Everything we get in the way of magazine articles, member trip reports, equipment lists, in short, just about everything that might be useful to climbers of Aconcagua is thrown into this packet.

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    Argentina Handbook
    Charlie Nurse (Footprint Handbooks, 1998)
    $21.95 [Members $20.95] Item #145

    This book would be a lot more readable if it had information on that memorable occasion when Evita and Juan booked into a cheap hotel, forgot to take precautions and nine moths later named their offspring “Accident Perón.” But it makes up for it by being the authoratative guide on Buenos Aires, the Pampas, Argentinta books the Central Sierras, Mendoza, Argentine Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and much more. Rates hotels (in every price range), excursions, tour companies, restaurants, language schools, nightclubs, medical services, places to shop. Includes safety warnings, historical sidebars, great maps. Travel Advisory: Arequipa and Volcan Misti

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    Backpacking in Chile & Argentina
    Tim Burford (1998)
    $17.95[Members $16.95] Item #222

    Non-member Nancy Medford declined to buy this book over our recommendation and was last seen wandering the canyons of Northern Argentina and howling like a wolf. Buy this book, and if you come across Nancy, convey our respects. This is the best book around for backpacking in Chile and Argentina, with lively Argentinta books descriptions of mountain scenery, food, wine, walks around Santiago, the spectacular national parks, lake district, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, wildlife, hot springs, and geysers—everything you should know before setting out to backpack in Chile and Argentina. New edition.

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  • South American Explorer articles on Judi Online Argentina 2018

    • Issue 54, Winter 2018 Aconcagua: Life at 22,000 Feet to Judi Online Terpercaya
    • Issue 52, Summer 2018 Motorcycle South
    • Issue 49, Autumn 2018 Evita Perón, Argentine Obsession
    • Issue 43, Spring 2018 Kayaking Rio Cotahuasi Canyon
    • Issue 41, August 2018 Hitchhiking in Patagonia
    • Issue 38, September 2018 Gran Bajo de San Julian
    • Issue 37, June 2018 Wild-West Shows & Rodeos in the Early 1900’s
    • Issue 20, January 2018 Skiing,   Penguins of the Valdez
    • Issue 15, October 2018 Mountain Passes Through the Andes
    • Issue 13, July 2018 Lost El Meson Meteorite
    • Issue 2, March 2018 Jewish Gauchos

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    BUS TICKETS
    Does anyone know the price of a bus ticket from Buenos Aires to Curatiba (Brazil)??
    Phil
    philord76@hotmal.com
    April 23, 2001
    AR027 Just got back from a non-commercial, un-guided climbing trip of Aconcagua, via the normal route, if anyone is planning or thinking about a trip like this & needs current info. feel free to contact me.
    Also, my wife spent 2 or 3 days in the following cities: San Luis, Cordoba, Tucuman, Salta, & La Rioja. We also spent 6-days in Mendoza, & 5-days in Santaigo, Chile. We are more than willing to share our travel information. Here’s my name, Address,
    Ken Abeldt
    624 Dettmar Ave.
    Baden, PA. 15005
    jandk@access995.com
    (724) 869-7046
    April 22, 2001
    AR026 Argentne products
    Where can I find products from Argentine? ie shampoo, foods, soap. Things of this sort.
    Jay Tillery
    jaytillery@hotmail.com
    8/21/00
    AR025 Travel to NW Argentina
    Hi, I am planning a trip to Salta/Jujuy in Argentina this November. Would appreciate info on sights to see-nature/forest oriented. Also, ideas on whether to rent a car or use public trans. Other tips.
    Thanks
    Mark Willhite
    bwillhite@juno.com
    7/18/2000
    AR024 Welcome to ARGENTINA
    ARGENTINA –> meet people in Buenos Aires
    We are a team of Argentinians and foreign residents who hold social gatherings every tuesday in a beautiful cafe in Recoleta Area. We welcome you to join us during our meetings! Find a more natural setting to learn about the people, culture and customs of ARGENTINA. We offer long or short term visitors and argentinians also a friendly setting in which to talk with locals and foreigners, in addition we participate in cultural activities at no cost. Don´t miss this chance! Our activity is totally free and serious. Visit our site and email us now to: bafreetime@yahoo.com
    BA Freetime
    bafreetime@yahoo.com
    6/6/00
    AR023 TRAVEL COMPANION
    Hi, I’m a 23 year old Sydney girl who is travelling to South America between March and September this year. Looking for anyoone who is interested in nature, trekking, rafting, taking it easy, eating and also hoping to improve their Spanish (although if you can already speak it that is an added bonus). Had planned to start in Chile then fly to Ecuador and head down thru Peru to Bolivia and northwest Argentina. I’d like to go a little bit of the beaten track, well as far as you can go while avoiding day long bus trips anyway. And I don’t mind hooking up with local tours to go hiking and that sort of thing. But apart from that I would prefer to get around using local transport so I actually get a chance to meet the locals. I’ve got a few must sees but apart from that I’m pretty flexible. I would love to hear from anyoone with similar interests who is planning on being in South America at the same time.Also, does anyoone know what is the cheapest way to phone Australia from the above countries? Buy a phonecard over there or use an Australian phone home card? Or some other method I haven’t even thought of?Bye for now, Jenai (jenaidavies@yahoo.com)
    3/17/00
    AR022 Recent travel information: Argentina
    WWW.HUPJE.NET Yes an excellent site. Even if it is my own. I’m currently uploading my travelogue of my current trip around the world. It has a detailed travelogue on how I sailed the Chilean waters on a ferry, surprised a large cat (puma) in Los Glaciers National Park and how I ventured into unknown trekking country to find myself catching fish with local settlers and in the end reach my goal by boat and not on foot. Other travelers will be interested in the country specific information section and trekking route descriptions. Anyone will enjoy the 100+ pictures which load in a few seconds. Be my guest and sign the guestbook. Suggest other items to include.
    KEEP THE ADVENTURE ALIVE AND JOIN ME
    HAVE A GREAT TRIP
    P.S. Anyone going to Ecuador or Northern Peru over the few month?
    Hans Hupje
    hhupje@hotmail.com
    2/22/00
    AR021 WANTED ! Looking for Insects dealers!
    I am looking for Insects dealers (Beetles). This is FUKINUKI(Mr) a Japanese entomologist. I am Taxa of world Lucanidae. Also, I like all beetles. Please give me contact.
    Kiyotami FUKINUKI
    Rainforest Laboratory 6-18-22 Kasuga, Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima 721-0907 Japan
    Fax: 81-849-41-7692
    rainforestjp@mx4.tiki.ne.jp
    1/12/00
    AR019 The Argentina Connection
    Hi: My name is Andres, I love backpacking and I’d traveled some through Argentina.I just wanted to tell you that if you ever need some help from a “native”, just mail me. I live in Buenos Aires so maybe I can be helpfull. Just mail back.
    Bye, Andres
    andy@inea.net.ar
    11/10/98
    AR014 Russian-speaking Buenos Aires
    Has anyone ever been interested in visiting or actually visited the Russian-speaking or (Ukrainian-speaking) area of Buenos Aires? If such area exists it should be around “Barrionce”. Has Judi Online been there? Also, a very old travel guide recommended a Russian restaurant called “Rosalka”. Does anyone know anything about this establishment?
    Aleksandr
    AVS003@drake.edu
    4/1/98
    AR005 Visit Buenos Aires?
    Argentina (my country) offer magnificent landscapes, friendly people, the best steaks in the world, incredible, inexpensive wines, and it’s Capital –Buenos Aires– a lot of cultural events, cafes everywhere, salsa and tango bars, etc.If any of you are thinking to come to south-america, your trip will be not complete if you don’t visit Buenos Aires and, from there, the diff. interesting turistic places in Argentina.Also it’s a good place to learn Spanish, because there are many institutes and private teachers, and it’s not so expensive as people says, when you live with a local.

    I will be glad to help travelers with some first hand turistic info, and with a cheap lodging –homestay– in BA.

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  • Aconcagua Climbing Information Packet

    The Aconcagua Climbing Information Packet covers

    • When to go
    • Weather
    • Routes
    • Health
    • Maps
    • Permits
    • Hotels
    • Guides and mules
    • Getting there
    • Day-by-day climbing reports from SAE members who have climbed Aconcagua
    • Equipment
    • Altitude sickness
    • Recommended reading.

    Want the Aconcagua Climbing Information Packet (Item #53)? Well, it’s $17.00 [Members $15.00] plus P&H. To order, fill out our on-line order form. This is a lengthy packet–we can’t e-mail this, so we’ll send it by regular mail.

    While not technical, Aconcagua is a highly underestimated climb. Traveling with Alpine Ascents and our nearly 30 years of experience, our knowledgeable, expert guides will greatly increase your chances of summiting and being safe on the mountain. Essential logistics like food prep, quality camps, porter options, and days on the mountain may seem like areas where you can “cut corners,” however we profess the importance of these details along with reasonable team sizes (many of our competitors end up combining teams and can have up to 20 people with just a few guides) are paramount to offering a superb experience.

    Over the last 25+ years we have developed a superb system on the mountain that affords you the best chance of proper acclimatization and summit success. Our Vacas Valley and Normal Route departures have numerous extra days built in to the itinerary, and we methodically ascend the mountain with renowned guide staff at the helm. With a seasonal location in Mendoza, we can respond to issues that arise quickly. A low climber-to-guide ratio offers us the ability to closely attend to climbers, which is important to success and safety.

    There may be many personal reasons to choose a particular guide service, but there are four main areas of concern that you should look at carefully: safety record, guides, in-country logistics, and pre-trip planning with the climber. In all four categories, Alpine Ascents ranks highest in the climbing industry. No other guide service has the safety record, quality of guides, finely honed programs, food, care, quality, and customer service that we offer.

    About South American Explorers

    Here are examples of what you’ll find in this information packet:

    Vacas Valley Route: This is the tried and true route that we have been offering since 1990. Quieter, more aesthetically pleasing, and a chance to traverse the mountain, this route employs three camps, and offers ample rest and extra days — Aconcagua at its finest. More about Vacas Valley Route

    Aconcagua Normal Route: This is a shorter and more direct route with lighter pack weight that builds porter support into the program (our Vacas Valley Route has porter options as well). This trip is competitively priced and includes acclimation days as well as a well-appointed Base Camp with less time on the higher mountain camps. More about Normal Route

    Aconcagua Climbing

    Overview of Route


  • 6 Best Destinations for Backpacker to Visit in South America

    Angel Falls – Venezuela

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    Settled inside Venezuela’s Canaima National Park, Angel Falls are the most elevated waterfalls on the planet.

    Albeit amazing, the climb into Angel Falls are by all account not the only reward. This wilderness trek is its own experience as a guide explores the fields, streams and mountains to uncover breathtaking waterfalls and tidal ponds.

    Explorers who overcome the trek profound into the wilderness are dealt with to tropical natural life in the zone including monkeys, harm bolt frogs and orchids.

     

    Torres del Paine – Chile

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    Torres del Paine National Park is situated in the Southern most district of Chile and for those ready to dare to Patagonia it offers bewildering climbing openings among ice sheets, lakes and blue mountains.

    Also Read: Top 5 Place to Visit in Peru

    Treks are accessible for differing knowledge levels on plainly stamped ways with alternatives for settlement and essential administrations. Those needing only an essence of its stunning perspectives can pick a day trip, while numerous others climb the prevalent five day “W” course. For the most daring, the full circuit can be finished 9 days.

     

    Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia

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    The world’s biggest salt level on the planet, salt and other copious minerals are looked for around there. Be that as it may, explorers know this zone as the world’s best photograph operation.

    Picture takers run here to catch the remarkable scene. Albeit dry season is prescribed for its boundless skyline point of view; the blustery season additionally gives Dali-propelled intelligent photographs that influence novice picture takers to look like experts.

    The salt pads are regularly part of a 3-4 day visit in Bolivia that guarantees to challenge desires and incorporate such strange stops as the Salt Hotel. This area learns about of this world.

     

    San Pedro de Atacama – Chile

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    San Pedro de Atacama used to be a goal while transporting dairy cattle and today has thrived into a noteworthy traveler goal.

    The star of the region is the Valle de Luna (Moon Valley) visit at nightfall. Explorers wonder as the leave transforms and gives an unspoiled setting to star looking.

    Be that as it may, the range has significantly more to offer with its perfectly hot, dry scenes that break the earth and hilly sand ridges. Visitors are taken by the town’s interesting appeal and frequently remain longer than anticipated for its many visit offerings of pits, gorge, holes, valleys and salt mines.


  • Top 5 Place to Visit in Peru

    Peru is a goal that asks to be investigated. In this huge and storied land, antiquated, frontier, and present day conventions merge together for a remarkable social affair. Regardless of the kind of voyager—history buff, globe-trotter, or foodie—Peru offers a bunch of exercises to fulfill each craving. It’s nothing unexpected that its antiquated locales, delightful geography, and different biological community draw in guests from everywhere throughout the world, making it a standout amongst the most mainstream goals in South America.

    Lima

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    Known as the City of the Kings, Lima is Peru’s capital city and an image of its Spanish pioneer history, industry, and autonomy.

    First-time guests should look at the neighborhood exhibition halls and get a preference for Peru’s profundity of history. Museo Larco has an antiquated accumulation of pre-Columbian shows of Peru’s indigenous individuals, where visitors can likewise appreciate wonderful greenery enclosures and an on location eatery.

    There’s no better approach to appreciate the beach front perspectives of Lima than in the lavish neighborhood of Miraflores. Walk around Parque del Amor, which offers breathtaking perspectives of the Pacific Ocean, or go to the antiquated mud pyramid of Huaca Pucllana for a measurements of history. You can visit amid the day or around evening time when lights make it an incredible sight. On the off chance that you have to make them shop in, the Larcomar is the place.

     

    Machu Picchu

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    This fundamental goal is presumably what drives the vast majority to visit Peru. Considered one of the new 7 Wonders of the World (close by overwhelming hitters, for example, the Great Wall of China and the Roman Colosseum) Machu Picchu doesn’t disillusion.

    A standout amongst the most vital approaches to get to Machu Picchu is through the Inca Rail, which leaves from Cusco or Ollantaytambo. The rail travel transports travelers through the stupendous perspectives of the Sacred Valley’s field. In addition, who doesn’t love a grand prepare ride?

    Also Read: Traveling Tips, Peru Weather, Coast, Jungle

    To visit Machu Picchu you have to purchase your ticket ahead of time of your trek. To help direct the measure of individuals who visit the site every day, there are a set number of tickets accessible. You can buy them online at the Ministerio de Cultura’s website page. The ticket acquiring site is just accessible in Spanish, so take after this guide.

    The climate here can be sensitive—radiant and warm one minute and dim and raining the following. Make sure to dress in layers, pack light, and bring waterproof coats and apparatus. Appreciate the view and the couple of local llamas and alpacas that call Machu Picchu their home!

    An awesome place to stay is the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, which is arranged in the cloud timberlands at the base of the Incan fortress. This normal wonderland is home to more than 200 winged animal species extraordinary to the locale and more than 300 types of orchid that develop among the winding stone pathways to the visitor rooms.

     

    Cusco

     

    On the off chance that you have some additional time and cash, consider a sustenance visit while in Lima. The Lima Gourmet Company offers morning and night visits for about $130. Searching for something less expensive? Haku Tours offers a wide assortment of gathering excursions not simply restricted to sustenance. It’s likewise an ideal approach to meet kindred explorers.

    Cusco’s fundamental square, the Plaza de Armas, is maybe the city’s most notorious site and a prime spot for a comfortable walk and people-viewing. The square is additionally encompassed by numerous mixed shops and eateries. The sensational Cusco Cathedral sits on outskirts of the square and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Archeological relics, ancient rarities, and frontier centerpieces are shown inside.

    In the wake of a prolonged day of visiting the city stop at the Museo del Pisco, which offers mixed drink classes and flight tastings of pisco, an unmistakably Peruvian aperitif. Kick back and appreciate the landscape.

    On the off chance that you have sufficient energy, there is a throughout the day journey from Cusco to the renowned Rainbow Mountain (otherwise called Vinicuna). The rise is high, so you have to contemplate that for the climb. It is certainly justified regardless of the trek as the site is staggering!

     

    The Amazon

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    The Peruvian Amazon covers around 60% of the nation and is a standout amongst the most naturally differing ranges on the planet. Prepare to get very close with natural life and unpleasant crawlers! Fun actuality: the famous boa constrictor calls these grounds its home.

    One of the simplest approaches to get to the Amazon is via plane from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado—a snappy, 50-minute flight. Book your stay at Inkaterra Hacienda Concepción, an eco-accommodating National Geographic Unique Lodge that offers a noteworthy cluster of visits.

    One champion experience offered to visitors is a visit to Lake Sandoval, home to stream otters, caimans, and howler monkeys­—to give some examples. Other not-to-miss enterprises are the guided night stroll through the Amazon wilderness (you’ll be seeing a potential assortment of frightening to adorable; tarantulas to kinkajous), the nightfall waterway outing, and the not-for-the-black out of-heart shelter walk.


  • Traveling Tips, Peru Weather, Coast, Jungle

    Peru’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Summer in Peru is from December to February and winter from July to September. There’s not a bad time to visit Peru, however as a very general recommendation the best time to visit the coast is during the summer (Dec-Feb) and the best time to visit the mountains is in the winter (Jul-Sept). The jungle is hot and steamy all year round with heavy rains in December and January.

    Peru weather

    Average Temperatures and Rainfall

    Lima Temperatures and Rainfall
    J F M A M J J A S O N D
    Av. High (F) 77 79 79 75 70 66 63 63 63 66 68 73
    Av. High (C) 25 26 26 24 21 19 17 17 17 19 20 23
    Av. Low (F) 66 68 66 65 61 59 57 56 56 57 61 63
    Av. Low (C) 19 20 19 18 16 15 14 13 13 14 16 17
    Wet Days 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0

     

    Cusco Temperatures and Rainfall
    J F M A M J J A S O N D
    Av. High (F) 66 66 67 68 68 67 67 68 68 70 69 68
    Av. High (C) 19 19 19 20 20 19 19 20 20 21 20 20
    Av. Low (F) 44 44 44 41 37 34 34 34 39 42 43 43
    Av. Low (C) 7 7 7 5 3 1 1 1 4 6 6 6
    Wet Days 16 12 10 7 4 3 2 2 6 8 10 14

     

    Peru is separated up into three unmistakable topographical areas: the drift, the mountain good countries and the wilderness.

    The Mountain Highlands (Cusco, Lake Titicaca, and so on)

    Mid April – October.

    This period is the dry season, with hot, dry days and cool, dry evenings, regularly floating simply above solidifying, especially in June and July. May is maybe the greatest month with the farmland especially lavish, yet with sublime perspectives and fine climate. You’ll discover the blossoms in full sprout, the grass green and the streams full.

    Peru’s high season is from June to August which matches with the dry season and summer occasions in North America and Europe. You’ll discover Cusco an entirely cosmopolitan city with sightseers from everywhere throughout the globe merging on Machu Picchu.

    November – Mid April

    This is the wet season with most rain in January and February. It’s generally evident and dry most mornings with upheavals of overwhelming precipitation in the evenings. The day by day temperatures are commonly mellow with just a little drop during the evening.

    The Inca Trail is significantly less swarmed amid this period and there’s a more bounteous new water supply, obviously be all around prepared for the rain. You’ll likewise discover a few streets may end up plainly closed especially when attempting to visit towns off the beaten track.

    Huge numbers of Peru’s significant celebrations, for example, Carnival and Easter Week happen amid this period.

    The Coast (Lima, Nasca, Arequipa).

    December – April

    This is mid year on the drift where the climate is hot and dry and perfect for swimming and getting a tan. Temperatures all things considered range from 25-35C. There is next to zero rain amid these months. The shorelines around Lima and the North can stuffed amid the periods of January and February which agree with school occasions.

    May – November

    From May to November the temperature drops a bit and you’ll discover covers of ocean fog overwhelming the drift from the south up to around 200 km north of Lima. During this season just the northern shorelines, for example, Mancora and Punta Sal are sufficiently warm to give wonderful swimming.

    The Jungle

    April – October

    This is the dry season with day by day temperatures averaging 30-35C. However cool fronts from the South Atlantic are normal when the temperatures can drop to 15C amid the day and 13C around evening time.

    The dry season is the best time to visit the wilderness districts as there are less mosquitoes and the waterways are low, uncovering the shorelines. It’s additionally a decent time to see settling and to see the creatures at short proximity, as they remain nearby to the waterways and are all the more effectively observed.

    November – March

    This is the wet season, hot and muggy, when you can expect substantial rain at whenever. It downpours for a couple of hours on end, so it’s insufficient to ruin your trek. Wellington boots are an absolute necessity however, as a portion of the wilderness trails can turn out to be little streams.