“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams” said 21st century philosopher Oprah Winfrey.
And going up mountains has always been my biggest dream. When people ask me what make me become a glaciologist, it’s always been because it would bring me closer to the peaks, closer to the mountains.
After a very adventurous 2016 I found 2017 looking rather dull and empty. It’s kinda hard to top Kilimanjaro, the Arctic, the North Pole, Svalbard, and Antarctica but it’s not about making 2017 better, it is about discovering new places, experiencing new regions and travelling with friends.
I like mountains, but I like tall mountains even more. Kilimanjaro last year was “just” one step among many to keep testing my body at higher and higher elevations. And I remember at the end of the hike telling my brother (who had summited with me) that in 2017 we had to try even harder, and go even higher. And that’s what we’re going to do!
We’re going to try to climb Aconcagua, 6961 m above sea level (that’s 22 838 ft) in December 2017/January 2018!!
Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the world outside of Asia. It is the top of “the Americas” and even more interestingly it is one of the seven summits.
I’ve always dreamt of hiking in the Andes so there we are. Now I have about 9 months to train, find money/sponsors and all the equipment needed for the climb! Watch this space, I will update you on my progress on a regular basis!
The beast by Matan Sagi.