Mendoza, Argentina, day 736
Biking total: 96 days, 4373 km, 26’100 altimeters.
Climbing total: 240 days, 3151 km, 118’400 altimeters.
Sailing total: 400 days, 13’669 nm, 26 altimeters (Panama Channel)
On the 19.November we started relaxed with our Bikes the last but hardest bit to the Base of Aconcagua. The TOP of South America. After 3 hours we found the way out of Santiago de Chile and biked 90 km to Los Andes 800m altitude. There Georgia invited us to stay with her family and so we cooked a good and typical Suisse food; Plaine in Pina. It is not only good; it gives also a loot of energy what we needed to arrive to the pass by Portillo with 3400m altitude!
The next morning we where almost alone on the street becouse the pass were closed while they had to clean the road from a big stone- avalange. At two clocks they finished their work and so we had to share the narrow Street with the big Trucks! It was quite a work to arrive to the pass! But to bike down to Punta del Inca it was a great pleasure.
In Punta del Inca starts the way to Aconcagua. First of all we had to take the Permits for the Nature Park in Mendoza Argentina. On Sunday we met Michael Illien our friend with his group from Switzerland. So we prepare everything and will start climbing the 25 of November to the highest TOP of South America: El Aconcagua with 6962 m altitude.
Pictures follow, when we come back the 9th of December.