A bowl of Locro ; at traditional dish of Argentina.
When I left home these boots were perfectly fine. I wore them to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2001, and I even wore them on weekends leading up to this trip. I'm guessing they dry rotted over the years, but it manifest until I started to ascend Mt. Aconcagua.
Approaching Plaza De Mulas. We spent the next six nights at this camp "acclimatizing".
Guides assisting me doctor my hiking boots, before they completely deteriorated and fell apart. To descend the mountain, I rented a pair of boot from one of the staff members.