My first big alpine climb and my fist summit on my South American adventure odyssey. I tackled the mountain with a Dane and American who I’d met en route to La Paz, the Bolivian capital. Two very experienced climbers who despite my relative inexperience, were willing to tie up together, navigate crevasse cut glaciers and put in snow stakes along the trail to the top (having a good 60m rope definitely boded well for my passage up this beauty and a place in the climbing team!).

Other-worldly vistas and crystal clear air filled my body, mind and soul when we reached the peak…just being there more than enough…the pinnacle just a stepping to stone to the next mountain. For the love of adventure, big mountains, minimalist living and the thrill of shoestring travel.

To be there and to be here now.

 

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Hi, I'm Matthew! I currently live in Santiago, Chile. I've hitchhiked and climbed peaks in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, India and Nepal, studied cultural anthropology in Cape Town, practiced as a Hindu monk, taught English to students from around the world, volunteered for education and sports NGOs and worked as a cross-cultural field instructor. Adventures at the World's Edge combines my passions for adventure, travel, humanitarianism, anthropology and writing. My projects focus on fundraising initiatives through community collaboration and adventure challenges. Writings on my shoestring travels and anthropological interests are also included as fuel for motivation for aspiring journeyers and curious wanderers on this globe. It is my sincere hope that I might be able to inspire others to follow the beat of their own hearts and have the courage to make a difference in the world. Adventure...Awareness...Aliveness

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