"I was happy to have made it down without incident. The whole trip people were begging me not to try to ski the mountain. One climber even offered to carry my skis down for me. Amongst the other climbers, there wasn't much belief that it was possible, but I knew it was within my abilities. I didn't get to ski off the summit, but skiing the first descent of the bottleneck and shoulder was incredibly satisfying."
And that's not all. How about all the snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice-fishing, cross-country skiing, tubing and spa treatments you can handle. And believe us, you can handle it.
PowderQuest, a US-based company that runs guided ski tours in Argentina and Chile, recently launched an initiative to donate $100 from each tour sold to coastal Chilean towns hit by the earthquake and tsunami. Brigid Mander spoke to owner and founder David Owen about how winter is shaping up down south.