Chile

Farewell to the Andes – moving memories

Farewell to the Andes – moving memories

As we say farewell to the Andes after several months we look back with a short video at some of our favourite moments.

Get me down from here: cycling at altitude

Get me down from here: cycling at altitude

I totally underestimated the difficulties of cycling at altitude, thinking that rising slowly on our bikes we would acclimatise easily. As beautiful as it is high up in Peru, I can’t wait to get back down to sea level and oxygen.

Breathless in Chile: Cycling Calama to Ollague

Breathless in Chile: Cycling Calama to Ollague

It took us four and a half days to cover 200km to the Bolivian border. We were slowed by the supplies we were carrying, the poor roads, the effects of climbing to 13,500ft and Paddy’s desire for an adventure.

Cycling the Atacama: Copiapo to Calama

Cycling the Atacama: Copiapo to Calama

After five nights in the tent and six days cycling through the Atacama Desert we made it from Copiapo to Antofagasta in time to celebrate my 30th birthday.

A video message from the Atacama Desert

A video message from the Atacama Desert

Whilst cycling through the Atacama Desert we stopped to record a brief video message for friends and family back home.