Patagonia winds whisper to me like it was yesterday. How I crave to be in the mountains walking up and down rugged landscapes, hoping to see yet another breathtaking view, some aspect of the world I never expected, and breathe in the clean cool air. To be surrounded by nothing except the stunning wilds, untethered from the Internet, no cell phone, just an occasional group of people, most of whom don’t speak English or give a damn about me. Ah, heaven. This was freedom, the ultimate escape from reality.
I first met Simon Mainwaring in Boston in September, 2011 when we shared a keynote on best cause marketing practices (thank you, Katya). Ever since then, I have admired Simon’s unwavering commitment to change the world through cause marketing. His bestselling book We First is a must read for anyone who believes that businesses play a role in their larger community. I wanted to check in with Simon, and see how the We First project was coming along. Here’s what he had to say… GL: How has We First been embraced by the business community? SM:Outright the business community has been very kind and open towards We First, welcoming both the book and its message. That said, the purpose of […]
Get ready for an incredible visual experience. Is it any wonder I fell absolutely in love with this amazing part of the world? The set flows through three major attractions in Los Glaciares National Park, the Mount Fitz Roy hike, the Mount Torre/Glacier Grande hike, and the Perite Moreno glacier tour. All in all, the photos were taken over a one week period. You can browse the whole set here on Flickr. Next up is my Chilean Patogonia set. But while stunning, make no bones about it, Argentine Patagonia was my favorite part of the trip.
Above, you can see Cerre Torre, a new mountain created in the last ice age, with Glacier Grande at its foot. The lake providing the reflection has been created by the ice sheet’s melting waters, and formerly was the bed of the glacier in previous eras. Walking on a glacier can change your view of water (don’t forget to sign up for the Live Earth Dow Run for Water). An important fresh water reserve, the Southern Patagonia Ice Field is the second largest extrapolar ice field in the world, and has been dubbed a global resource by UNESCO. While touring the glaciers of Patagonia last month, I did such a walk, and received an education on these shrinking resources. When […]