Santiago de Chile, Chile - Well times up. I’m moving on. Not much snow here so the helicopter skiing won’t be happening for the moment anyhow. I have decided to take another shot at getting my Level 3 CSIA, this time with 4 weeks of intensive training beforehand. The program is based in Wanaka, NZ and I leave Sunday direct to Auckland with a connection to Queenstown. I hopefully will pick up some part time work during the course in the ski school and maybe a month of full time work after. Following that should be back here in the Southren Cone to chase a couple more volcanos and put together some expeditions through the fall.
The past couple weeks were good, riding out no snow then too much snow in Penitentes in the high andes, my second time being trapped up in the high pass, but it always results in some good skiing. Then doing 4047m Cerro La Parva (not Parva Falso) from Santiago in back in a day, 13hrs anyhow, always funny to be on the subway with your skis, was awesome - the turns were amazing up there in the thin air. Just looking forward now to a small volcanic pacific island chain and it’s apparently bumper season.