Monthly Archives: May 2010

Peru – Cusco, Lima, Huaraz

After riding North from La Paz along Lake Titicaca for 7 days I reached Cusco. Riding along the altiplano from Puno, over the 4338m high Abra La Raya, and then descending into the river valley down towards Urcos (3100m) and … Continue reading

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Lake Titicaca

There were two main reasons why I wanted to ride through Bolivia: The Salar de Uyuni and Lake Titicaca. Both landscapes were very beautiful and cycling there was highly impressive. After a few rest days in La Paz and the … Continue reading

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Double dose of bad luck on Nevado Sajama

(See also Sajama photo album and Sajama peaks page.) It’s Monday, May 17. I’m sitting in La Paz, back after a 3 day expedition to Nevado Sajama. We did not summit, and one of the main reasons was the horrible … Continue reading

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Immersion versus Insulation

Much progress in civilization has come from more insulation from and control over the vagaries of our environment: A roof over our head, an enclosed steel box transporting us from A to B, an air-conditioned and artificially lighted living space, … Continue reading

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Salar de Uyuni

One of the main reasons for me to ride through Bolivia on my Panamerican Peaks tour was to see the world’s largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni. From various cyclist reports I knew that riding on this sea of … Continue reading

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