Category Archive: South America

Aug 22

Vermont’s Chickering-Ayers Wins Chilean Freeskiing Championships

Lars Chickering-Ayers stood atop another podium this past weekend after skiing the course at Chile’s Valle El Arpa resort with impressive speed and style. You can take a peek at Lars’ run in the video by sliding the run time on the video to 6:50 and watching from there… (Allow video to load completely, first). …

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Aug 18

Photo of the Week: Patagonian Dreams

We had the great fortune of getting close to this beautiful mountain a few years back. It stretched for the sky like no other peak around us. It’s the birthplace of a great Chilean river, the endangered Rio Baker. And lately, we’ve been dreaming of skiing it. It’s tempting to live out our dreams and …

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May 20

Photo of the Week: Skiing Patagonia, Saving Patagonia

We’ve spent several months of our lives exploring a rare and unique corner of the earth known as Chile’s Rio Baker watershed – which is located in the heart of Chilean Patagonia. Sadly, this gem of a place is under attack by an Spanish/Italian energy giant that hopes to build five major dams on two …

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Sep 05

Photo of the Week: Skiing With Horses

Over our years of exploring in the southern Andes, horses has saved us countless miles of slogging (with heavy packs and ski gear, across rugged terrain) while approaching some of the more remote mountain peaks we’ve chosen to ski. One especially memorable day began after two days of springtime snow and rain dumped upon our …

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Sep 06

Skiing Patagonia – Part 2

by Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson Originally published in Vermont Sports – February 2008 Follow this link to view the story in PDF format.

Sep 06

Skiing Patagonia – Part 1

by Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson Originally published in Vermont Sports – January 2008 Follow this link to view the story in PDF format.