What I Did on My Summer Vacation

added Jun/2014
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+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 160 kb

Take a big red specially converted climbing expedition vehicle...

Add 20-25 climbers from all over the world.

Head off around the globe.

Stop off at the best established climbing areas in

Africa, South America or Asia.

Develop new crags as we pass.

And be part of local cultures everywhere we go.

That's Hot Rock.

+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 204 kbTrying to get Ernie un-stuck from the mud
+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 195 kbHatun Machay, Peru: Sheep-herding on a rest day
+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 204 kbThe author sending her first trad lead or Socaire, Chile
 
+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 175 kbPaute, Ecuador
 
+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 208 kbJon Evans taking a break at San Juan crag
+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 113 kbThe Salt Flats of Bolivia, Ernie showing off his colours
+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 109 kbBlue skies at 4300m
+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 183 kbHuw Howells heel-hooking his way through a boulder problem
+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 208 kbErnie sitting above the roadside crag of San Juan near Cotopaxi, Ecuador
 
+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 168 kbSarah Jenkins climbing a delicate slab near La Paz
+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 169 kbCajamarca, Peru: Playing on the boulders
+What I Did on My Summer Vacation, 202 kbErnie docking after a dodgy ferry crossing Lake Titicaca, Bolivia
 

I love him. I hate him. I miss him when I'm away from him. I take him for granted when we're together. I threaten to leave him when things get rough. I somehow believe that every time he disappoints me, it'll be the last time. I have amazing nights with him. I go on long scenic drives with him. He carries my bags and gear without complaint. He's complicated, rugged, and well-traveled. My new lover? No - Ernie the truck.”


Halfway into my stint on Hot Rock Expeditions, I was in a relationship. With a truck. And I admitted it on Facebook with that status update. No one back home understood. No one back home could understand. But when I signed up for Hot Rock, I joined a community of climbers and travelers who do understand. And revel in it.

It goes without saying that I climbed at far-flung crags you only read about in magazines. That I ate delicious local foods and visited famous tourist sites. I also played DJ for epic dance parties and perfected the art of cooking porridge for fifteen people. I made life-long friends and now have climbing partners around the globe.

And, yes, I became co-dependent with a fourteen-ton truck painted circus red. Happily so.


Article by Asha Agnish

Macchu Picchu, Peru: The author and Gareth Woods enjoying a view of the famous ruins.

http://www.expeditionhotrock.co.uk/home/4583183689

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