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Crampons and Cook Pots

The Democratization and Feminizations of Adventure on Aconcagua
Normal life can be such drudgery; little seems important. But in the mountains, all is different, for the alpine life is a life of consequence.
Gregory Couch
Adventure has the gesture of the conqueror.
Georg Simmel
"Aconcagua-toda adrenalina" [Aconcagua: total adrenaline] was the phrase that stopped me dead in my tracks in the middle of a souvenir ship in Mendoza, Argentina.1 How, I wondered, could this T-shirt slogan really be referring to the experience of mountaineering on Aconcagua, at 6,962 meters the highest mountain in the Americas? At altitude a mountaineer's pace is determined, steady, and most often laboriously slow over prolonged periods of time, which belies the heart-stopping kind of exhilaration that the T-shirt suggested. The only way to reconcile these two contradictory images was by imagining that the shirt was marketing Aconcagua to an entrepreneurial, as well as a sports-minded, audience. It seemed much more reasonable to me to attribute Aconcagua's adrenaline factor to the rapid and explosive growth of andinismo in the Aconcagua Provincial Park and to credit the heady experience of an adrenaline rush, not just to high-altitude mountaineers, but to those flatlanders leading the development of the Mendocino adventure tourism industry. Crampons and Cook PotsThe Democratization and Feminizations of Adventure on AconcaguaJoy LoganNormal life can be such drudgery; little seems important. But in the mountains, all is different, for the alpine life is a life of consequence. Gregory
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