Over the last 2300 km I have been running on what, in this expedition, can be described as pretty flat terrain. I haven’t had to venture above 650m but sadly that is all about to change. Tomorrow I begin my long, but very sure ascent to The Andes. Obviously it is not going to be one long hill but it is a very marked change from what I have been used to since Ecuador. To add to the change in altitude it is also going to be getting a little more desolate and I am sure a little chillier. Long stretches of desert with very little to offer but endless views of sand will be my constant view. For me this is probably where the biggest challenge of my expedition begins. I am going to have to focus my mind and really bring my “A” game.
The altitude map I have included takes you from Camana, Peru, to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. In this section it peaks at 3500m but a little further on it spikes to 4800m. For me the positive is that at that point it will be all down hill to Buenos Aires.