Cowboys of the Andes

Last month we were back in the Andes of Argentina for an assignment and once again enjoyed traveling these mountains with the ‘cowboys’ of South America. The gauchos act are the muleteers who direct these beasts of burden that haul our equipment and supplies into base camp. They’re on the go during the day and we only see them in passing. Usually tailing a large dust cloud. But at night they camp with us, throwing down a bed roll on the rocks and cooking a whole chicken over a fire. Their style is from a bygone era. Some of them are pretty gruff and most are shy, but in the end they’re happy to strike up a conversation if your espaƱol is up to snuff.


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