Monthly Archives: March 2010

5000km by bus and rental car – now back to the bike

After the bike frame failure in mid February near Esquel / Bariloche, the spontaneous 1 week trip back home to Florida, then the successful Aconcagua expedition from Mendoza followed by the trip to Ojos (unsuccessful attempt) from Copiapo I have … Continue reading

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Attempt on Ojos, but no summit

We are back in Copiapo after a round-trip through the desert to Laguna Verde and Ojos del Salado. Getting there is an adventure in itself. It’s 260km of desert road with passes of 4500m, some 4000m higher than Copiapo. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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On to Ojos del Salado

After having to wait out the weekend in Copiapo we now have procured the required permits for Ojos del Salado. We also bought 40l of water as well as a 20l canister for gasoline before heading out into the Atacama … Continue reading

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Success on Aconcagua

We reached the summit of Aconcagua on 6-Mar-10. At 6,962 m Aconcagua is not only the highest point of Argentina, but of all of the Americas and certainly of all Panamerican Peaks. In fact it is the highest mountain in … Continue reading

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