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PETZL Roctrip Argentinia - Mélissa Le Neve

 
PETZL Roctrip Argentinia - Mélissa Le Neve
PETZL Roctrip Argentinia - Mélissa Le Neve
PETZL Roctrip Argentinia - Mélissa Le Neve
PETZL Roctrip Argentinia - Mélissa Le Neve
PETZL Roctrip Argentinia - Mélissa Le Neve
PETZL Roctrip Argentinia - Mélissa Le Neve
PETZL Roctrip Argentinia - Mélissa Le Neve
 
December 05, 2012 - 
 

After a loooong time on the road/plane/rock, browsing some incredible place, I finally land in France and have the time to tell you a bit about the last incredible adventure rich in experience I lived in Argentinia during the Petzl Roc Trip !

After a month spent in RRG, where I was really happy to rich some of my goals (50 words for pumps / Southern Smoke ) but left some others.... I took the plane direction South America : Buenos Aires. Typical city of south America, hudge, cosmopolite but at the same time poor, dangerous. I have heard some hard story about drugs corruptions and theft "Entonces siempre mirar a su mochilla !!" fortunetly nothing happened the few hours we were there. So we had the time to hang out in the center and have a global view of colonials monuments like the famous "casa Rosa".

Argentines are living an hard time in this period... after the fall of the dictatorship 20 years ago, a big economic crisis following the devaluation of their currency (peso) in 2002 and the presidente who decide to change of politic and tends towards a conservative liberalism .... And when you feel positive vibe around you and always smiling face to deal with this, that make me happy ! happy to see that humane relation is always more important than this stuff.  The distance seems really far in Argentinia ! 2 hours in the plane direction Puerto Madryn, then 13 hours driving in the bus.... looooonnnggg drive to Piedra Parada ! The tent throw to the sand in the early morning and the dark hide everything around us !

When I woke up, I was choked about the beauty of this place : both desertic and mountainous. The river, this Rock towel alone in the middle of the field : la Piedra Parada ; and a canyon full of rock !

In total, I was 6 days there, "ambiance Woodstock" in the middle of nowhere, where everything was really unique ! Thank you very much at all the team Petzl who worked really hard to make it real ! It was a big event as always ! "Viva los Petzl Roc Trip"

Sometimes the pictures are more easy to transmit the atmosphere...  "place aux images" !

 

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