The Mapuche are an indigenous people living in central Chile. Their cultural center is the town of Temuco. This film was voted the People’s Choice on Culture Unplugged. To view the
Archive for August, 2011
A true story, this short documentary from Culture Unplugged is about a Danish citizen who seeks asylum in the Czech Republic. I include it here to stimulate self-assessment of your assumptions. Tell us what you think.
By Kurt Hicks
Glacier Peak should be on every Cascade mountaineer’s tick list. While folks averse to walking might complain about the long approach (about 15 miles each way), it is perhaps the most scenic and ecologically
diverse that I’ve ever done in the Cascades. Our trip began with a seven mile bike ride up the closed USFS 49 road, since it was temporarily closed due to a miniscule washout. The biking was quite reasonable and went quickly with mountain bikes and pull-behind trailers. Read the rest of Kurt’s story…
From: Matt Primomo on FaceBook
Also see this video feed from BBC News:
New Zealand Cities see most snow in 50 years
The surge in the price of gold brings wealth and unrest to Peru.
From Reuters: Katharine Jackson reports
Also see our earlier post on Barrack Mines in Huaraz, Peru.
By Kurt Hicks
Backcountry mountaineering, you say? How is that different from traditional mountaineering? Well, it’s in the approach distance. Most mountaineering trips in the Cascades require a few hours of hiking to get from the car to a high camp, usually on well-maintained trails and easy sub-alpine terrain. This isn’t the case for my upcoming objective; I’m headed into the most remote volcano in the Cascades this week–Glacier Peak–and have a 20 mile one-way distance car-to-summit to contend with.
So how does my strategy change for backcountry mountaineering? Initially, I wasn’t thinking that there would be much of a difference, but there must be given the amount of time I’ve spent with my gear today. My main concern, as usual, is weight. Read the rest of Kurt’s post…
Editor’s Note: The American Mountain Guides Association recommended Kurt’s blog last month, and I’ve ended up subscribing to it for good reason- Tons of good info and perspective, and well written stuff by a nice guy. If you get a moment, check out his blog. You’ll see a few more lead-ins to his posts on our blog because we like what he’s up to!
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