When I arrive in Ushuaia, I feel like when I arrive in a place on a journey. This time I had to live it, feel it, experience it, with a different look, discovering with my eyes and my feet every corner of the splendid Tierra del Fuego.
And so it was that over the days I began to venture into each of the infinite valleys. To observe and understand the forests, appreciating every time the gift that nature has to offer in this region of our country and in the world.
From the port, the central area of the city, where most tourists flock to the souvenir houses, to buy a postcard or a souvenir. I looked at each of the peaks of the surrounding mountains and felt the desire to be in each for a different reason. To see these eternal snows from the heights of the peaks, challenging my limits to find out what is beyond the classic and the traditional.
THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE USHUAIA
For me the true meaning of life is the experience that is acquired in every place and at all times. When one dares to discover new things and that concern the natural environment, which therefore connects with simple things, simple things that today, in many cases, are left aside.
Looking at the map and dreaming of new routes filled a part of my day. This meant that I began to walk through the forests, to discover the mountain lakes, to feel loneliness and to enjoy every minute of those places where few have the courage to walk, to discover.
My energies were devoted at full speed to this when I put on my boots and went in search of experiences. Experiences that fill my soul. These moments of happiness are the ones I will never forget.
In this way, I could afford to have unforgettable moments. Drinking mate in solitude and in the company of good friends on peaks of 1,200, 1,300 meters high, is something that cannot be explained. That’s where one gives more value every day to those simple things that really have nothing to do with the material, which we try to instill during the day.
Listening, seeing, living and feeling nature in its natural state is what I take with me in every place I visit. Transmitting respect and care for the environment and bringing every person, who has not yet discovered and visited these places, to discover and visit them, and to understand that it is really worth it.
THE TOP OF CERRO 5 HERMANOS
I want to finish this description with the last big image I have of the moment I reached the summit of Cerro 5 Hermanos, a mountain that represents an icon of the city, together with Monte Olivia. On this mountain we went up in the company of some friends, I remember that moment as if it were yesterday.
We started walking talking and laughing, and above all enjoying every inch of the ground that passed under our feet. When I got to the lake I went closer to its central summit. Some decided to stay and enjoy the landscape from there, but I knew this could have been the last great walk of my life in Tierra del Fuego after almost 4 years of life in Ushuaia.
So I embarked on the final climb to the summit, where my eyes felt a few tears fall from my face for the great joy of having come this far, and also to know that it was the end of a phase of a beautiful experience on Earth of Fire. I sat down and looked at the magic of nature with the full conviction of returning one day to continue to feel those feelings that only those who have had a similar experience will understand me.
I hope you like this project that I am carrying out with hard work and dedication in order to share some of the places I have visited in Tierra del Fuego with you. And that this can transmit from this place the care for our environment. Respecting and loving him more every day! !
Written by Guillermo Puliani. Photographs by Guillermo Puliani. More photos and stories about Tierra del Fuego on his blog: www.trekkingenushuaia.blogspot.com.ar