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Summer at the South Pole by Mikey Kampmann

El Tatio

El Tatio is a geyser field north of San Pedro de Atacama. It’s definitely a tourist trap, but for good reason. My favorite part was all the different pressured sound the geysers made as they blew.

Desert geek.

Desert geek.

Approaching Valle de la Muerte

Desert travel style.

Desert travel style.

Laguna Cejar is a sink hole lake in the Salar de Atacama. It has a high salt concentration that creates a floating effect much like the Dead Sea (it was impossible not to float). Although, a local sign made it seem more like a place where somebody drowns while that person’s friends watch screaming.

Laguna Cejar, Salar de Atacama

I love this girl’s style.
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

I love this girl’s style.

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

10sec timer self-portrait, Cerro Castillo National Reserve
These were good days alone on the mountain.
"The key to feeling at home with your body, mind, and emotions, to feel worthy to live on this planet, comes from being able to lighten up." -Pema Chödrön

10sec timer self-portrait, Cerro Castillo National Reserve

These were good days alone on the mountain.

"The key to feeling at home with your body, mind, and emotions, to feel worthy to live on this planet, comes from being able to lighten up." -Pema Chödrön

It’s so hard to take a good picture of a glacier. This was way better looking in person.
Cerro Castillo National Reserve

It’s so hard to take a good picture of a glacier. This was way better looking in person.

Cerro Castillo National Reserve

Patagonia was endlessly lush.

Patagonia was endlessly lush.

Villa Cerro Castillo

Villa Cerro Castillo

Start Where You Are by Pema Chödrön
You’re goddamn right.
"If you know how to die then you’ll know how to live." -Pema Chödrön

Start Where You Are by Pema Chödrön

You’re goddamn right.

"If you know how to die then you’ll know how to live." -Pema Chödrön

Rearranged my room to help with the transition back from Patagonia.

Rearranged my room to help with the transition back from Patagonia.

Camping at the base of Fitz Roy.

Camping at the base of Fitz Roy.

Some weeks ago I crossed over the mountains from Chile to Argentina. It was a pretty sweet way to make a land border crossing. Along the way, a beagle puppy belonging to the Chile border guards started to follow me. She walked with me 7km up the mountains before the ONE guy who lives inbetween Chile and Argentina saw us, recognized the puppy, and said wait a minuto. Otherwise, I think she would have followed me all the way to Argentina. At the actual border, I ran into some friends who were making the crossing on horse! One day, I will have that much style. Eventually, we made it to Lago del Desierto, a beautiful long skinny lake at the top of which is the Argentina border patrol.