The Official Video for this trip will come in December. For now, this is the preview.
It’s been a while since I last posted anything. Now to get the story started; I just started Uni life, been extremely busy with school work and finally when it’s time to study for your exams, what do you do? Well, let’s just say that I need some time to blog about my trip to South America.
I must say that I could not have had a more pleasant and smooth backpacking trip. Not much hiccups and great acclimatisation throughout the 3 months I spent there.
For the trip in detail, I’ll take some time to go through each of the countries in separate blogs. But for now, I’ll just give you the main gist of the trip. 4 countries, 3 months, 3 climbs/ treks, and 2 Singaporean Dudes. What could possibly go wrong?
I took Emirates and the flight from Singapore was at a great price. It flew to Dubai, transitted and then flew to Rio De Janeiro and then to Buenos Aires. So let’s fast forward everything.
I was at the Torres Del Paine National Park!
I was in many buses and so there was endless sceneries as we headed down south!!
I was on an Iceberg!
I was on a Boat To Antartica!! Not!!!
I was Staring Lhamas in the face!!
I was in the Atacama Desert!!
I was not surrounded by Salt!!!
I was with locals!!
I was Climbing Mount Ancohuma!!!
I was at Machu Picchu!!
I met Great People!
Not forgetting, Our Favorite Place to go with my Best Buddy!!!
I'm an aspiring climber from the tiny island of Singapore looking constantly at different places of the world, looking for places to exploit and fill up my adventure gauge which is always hanging in the balance.
I graduated from Republic Polytechnic with a Diploma in Outdoor And Adventure Learning and I believe that I'm a true advocate of the outdoors.
The first trip that I did was to Mount Ophir, standing at 1276 metres in Johor Bahru. The feeling of being immersed within nature and actually climbing to the top was just rejuvenating. From then since, I've climbed a total of 41 mountains around the world, highest being Mount Everest South Summit at 8700m and two 7000m peaks called Lenin Peak and Peak Korzhenescaya.
Currently, I'm managing sales and marketing at a rock-climbing company and forming my own adventure company, JTrace, focusing on adventure trips consultation, training clients for their own Everest, corporate team building, inspirational speaking sessions and brand ambassadorship.
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4 thoughts on “My Take On South America!!”
Look forward to your posts! So sorry for not catching up sooner! If you are free tomorrow. 16/11/12, let me know. i can meet oyu somewhere for drinks and stuff haha. Take care bro, enjoy UNI!
Sorry for the late reply… anyways, hope you can come for my event on the 15th Dec. Its for the sponsors!!! and just friends. 🙂
woo. It looks like you had fun! I am heading to Argentina, what can you recommend? Also what’s the music in your vid? Love it!
I could recommend
1) Bariloche – Fantastic Ski and Trekking town. Great Outdoor Apparel to purchase too.
2) Salta – Great clubbing and great laid back feel of Argentinian Life.
3) Crossing over to Torres Del Paine National Park near Chile. Do a 1 day trek or tour or do the 5 days independent trek. I did the latter.
4) Capital of Argtentina!!! Do the Tango and also enjoy great steak everyday!!!
The music in the video is Ai Se Eu Te Pego By Michel Telo ft Pitbull.