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    Day 865 – Mountain Madness

    Los Andes -> Portillo

    Distance (km) : 61
    Time on bike : 6h 32m
    Brutto time: 09.40 – 17.15
    Avg : 9.3 (!) km/h
    Max.speed: 53.7
    Total (km) : 33.051
    Altitude (end of day): 2.850 m

    Los Andes horse cart - Chile.

    Ruta Nacional 60 towards the Argentinean border...

    OMG!

    Ruta Nacional 60 towards the Argentinean border...

    Rio Blanco, Chile

    OK - got the message!

    Army vehicles, near Rio Blanco, Chile.

    Above the snowline towards Portillo, Chile.

    Ridiculously steep! Los Caracoles, just south of Portillo, Chile.

    Ridiculously steep! Los Caracoles, just south of Portillo, Chile.

    Ridiculously steep! Los Caracoles, just south of Portillo, Chile.

    -5 degrees Celsius at 2.850m. Portillo, Chile

    Exhausted like never before after climbing Los Caracoles...

    My room at the Chilean Army Camp, Portillo.

    On this day..

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    2 Responses to “Day 865 – Mountain Madness”

    1. Lisa C Says:

      Hi Nicolai,

      Looks like they need a gondola! I’ll add that to my business plan….

      I love snow. It’s so beautiful to look at–from my fireside Lazy Boy with a hot toddie in hand. ;-)

      But you made it–way to go!

      Lisa

    2. Brian Perich Says:

      Amazing Nic, I absolutely love the snow and cold temperatures, you went through it all…still amazed. Respect!

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