About

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I’m Marco Castillo Pazos! I think that traveling is one of the best ways to learn about new cultures and the way people from different backgrounds live their lives. Is one of the best ways to open your mind and feel more alive. I decided to start this blog after my trip to Peru and Bolivia. I want to use this blog not only to record my travel experiences but also to advise and help people (in a quick, informal and summarized way) make smart choices when traveling around the world.

In July 2016, I started climbing mountains and posts will include my mountaineering experiences as well.  At the mountain, the feeling is indescribable. It’s one of the most beautiful and purest connections that man can have with nature. It’s a feeling of peace. A feeling of freedom. A feeling of passion. A feeling of experiencing what others don’t. It’s a rollercoaster of emotions and thoughts that go through your mind while you take a step up to the unknown. It’s more mental than physical. It’s not about making it to the summit, it’s about feeling alive.

Places I have been to:

South / Central America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Uruguay, Panama, and the Dominican Republic.

North America: United States, Canada and Mexico.

Europe: Spain and England.

5000m and 6000m Mountains:

2016 – Cayambe (5,790 m) 18,996 ft

2016 – Illiniza Norte (5,126 m) 16,818 ft

2016 – Carihuairazo (5,018 m) 16,463 ft

2017 – Illiniza Sur (5,263 m) 17,218 ft

2017 – Cotopaxi (5,897 m) 19,347 ft

2018 – Tungurahua (5,023 m) 16,480 ft

2019 – Cotopaxi (5,897m) 19,347 ft – 2nd Ascent

2020 – Chimborazo (6,263 m) 20,549.4 ft

4,000m Mountains: 

2016 – Rucu Pichincha (4,698 m) 15,413 ft

2016 – Corazón (4,790 m) 15,720 ft

2016 – Pasochoa (4,200 m) 13,780 ft

2016 – Rumiñahui Central (4,631 m) 15,193 ft

2016 – Imbabura (4,630 m) 15,190 ft

2017 – Guagua Pichincha (4,784 m) 15,696 ft

2017 – Cerro Ladrillo (4,500 m) 14,763 ft

2018 – Cerro San Luis (4,267 m) 13,999 ft

2018 – Rumiñahui Norte (4,721 m) 15489 ft

2019 – Padre Encantado (4,685m) 15,370 ft

2019 – Fuya Fuya (4,263 m) 13,986 ft

3,000m Mountains: 

2016 – Ilaló (3,185 m) 10,450 ft

2019 – Volcán Barú (3,475m) 11,398 ft

New Hampshire 4000 footers:

2018 – Mount Liberty (1,359 m) 4,459 ft – Winter Ascent

2019 – Mount Lafayette (1,600 m) 5,249 ft – Winter Ascent

2020 – Mount Garfield (1,366 m) 4,500 ft

2020 – Mount Tecumseh (1,218 m)  4,003 ft

2020 – Mount Washington (1,916.7 m) 6,288.2 ft

2020 – North Kinsman (1,309 m) 4,293 ft

2020 – South Kinsman (1,328 m) 4,358 ft

2020 – Mount Field (1,319 m) 4,327 ft

2020 – Mount Willey (1,297 m) 4,255 ft

2020 – Mount Tom (1,235 m) 4,051 ft

2020 – Mount Hancock (1,350 m) 4,420 ft

2020 – South Hancock (1,316 m) 4,319 ft

2020 – Cannon Mountain (1,240 m) 4,080 ft

2021 – Mount Osceola (1,320 m) 4,340 ft

2021 –  East Osceola (1,267 m) 4,156 ft

2021 – Mount Isolation (1,220 m) 4,003 ft

2021 – Mount Jackson (1,235 m) 4,052 ft

2021 – Wildcat D (1,240 m) 4,070 ft

2021 – Wildcat A (1,348 m) 4,422 ft

Contact:

Email: marco.castillo55@gmail.com

Instagram: marcocpazos

Twitter: @marcocpazos