On top of the world in Argentina

Last weekend I went with couch surfing mate Nate on a hike. What I thought was going to be a 18km hike turned into a run as we are both quite determined, or some would stay stupid. But mainly because we had to get to the top of the mountain and back down in daylight and in time to catch the last bus home. It took us 3 hours to the top and 2 to get back down. I did more exercise in that 5 hours than I’ve done in the last 5 months!

But it was all worth it for the 10 mins that we spent up the top at the refugio, or should I say it was all worth it when we made it home to the warmth and were eating hot soup and drinking red wine. Although I wasn’t quite sure it was soo worth it when I woke in the morning with a cold and feeling as though my legs had been repetitively battered by little baton wielding lepricorns during the night!

Anyway here are some more photos, I can’t wait to go back up there for the night and hike to the other refugios around Bariloche.

The only way is up……………………somebody shoot me now!

At last the refugio, an oasis in the snow

The outlook from the refugio (can you spot Nate on the rock).