Argentina 2009

With summer heat dragging on a little time in the southern hemisphere is just plain good for the soul

Heading to Las Lenas for a month of summer pow. First order of business get your bags packed. Travel gear can really stack up when your a skier, add in winter camping and photography

this is what your looking at

Managed to make it work

We showed up at the tail end of a huge storm. The next day skiing around the resort locals were claiming 3 meters of snow in the previous week. From sandals to snow shoes it was a welcome transition

Lenas has endless backcountry.  After the storm broke it was time to get our hike on

 Reggie Crist rewarded for his efforts

                                        Zach Crist going for the goalpost

The Andes are infomous for the prevailing winds. Lenas is no exception, and when it blows its something to wrecken with. Glad the crew was willing to battle the gusts as we were able to come away with some unique images.

Reggie isnt afraid of a little wind

Neither is Lynsey Dyer

With the addition of a couple new cats Lenas is expanding their snowcat opperation.

Here the whole crew is stoked after an epic day on the cat

Just a little piece of the terrain

Reggie mid slope with another 1000 vert below him

Lynsey getting into a little sluff

Pow turns and Sluff in September thats hard to beat.

This is truley one of the worlds best snowcat locations. To find out more about the zone check here

Argentina produces some of the worlds best wine. Drink up Zach

And no argument the worlds best meat. Long story short this was the best meal of my life.

Jose your the man

Spent a day enjoying some Argentinian hot springs

Spent a night camping at this aboandoned resort/spa. It sits under the impressive Mt. Sociaonado. With an elevation over 16,000 Socionado  leaves the eyes hugry for high elevation exploring.

Maybe next year

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