Ok, so this is kinda random, but just throwing it out there to see if anyone has any ideas. So my dad and I have always wanted to climb Aconcagua in Argentina (highest mountain in the Americas) and to do so you need at least 2 weeks (and the season is only from mid Dec to end of Jan because the summer seasons are reversed). I'm planning on applying to medical school this summer to enter in Fall 2006. I've been looking at different school websites and it seems like most schools have a only a 2 week break, and considering I would be immersed in Finals right before that time I don't know if it would be reasonable with training and time factor (not too mention I'm assuming people need a break to relax instead of climb a mountain) to even think about doing it over this break during medical school. But because my dad is getting older I just dont think I should wait until after medical school (and then time would be even more strechted for me too), so what is one's schedule like during the application year and would I even be able to do this while I am applying (I'm planning on working next year). I'm assuming I will be getting about 3 weeks of vacation time with my job, so for those of you who have applied, would I be able to do this during the application year or will I need to save all of my days for interviewing and is it even possible to be unreachable for a 2 week period of time?? Any advice about this would be greatly appreciated.