December 1st, 1957
Loren had all the good intentions of going from the lowest point to the highest point in the Western Hemisphere, Bad Water, Death Valley, California, to Mount Aconcagua, Argentina.
“I then was young and somewhat self-centered, headstrong, a polite way of saying – stupid! I did not look into the actual qualifications of each team member, including mine, or lack thereof. Never let setbacks or failures break your spirit! There is another day, another expedition, another chance if one will, but stay the course and keep on over the long haul.”
– Loren Lee Upton