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One crazy ride

Posted by on May 26, 2017

Posted from Aplao, Arequipa, Peru.

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The map - p.1

The map – p.1

The map p.2

The map p.2

Taking selfies behind passes - p.1

Taking selfies behind passes – p.1

Taking selfies behind passes - p.2

Taking selfies behind passes – p.2

Taking selfies behind passes - p.3

Taking selfies behind passes – p.3

I had done a half of the route here

I had done a half of the route here

First high altitude camping - 4,700m

First high altitude camping – 4,700m

View

View

Desert at 5,000 metres

Desert at 5,000 metres

View - rider's perspective

View – rider’s perspective

Descent into Cotahuasi

Descent into Cotahuasi

The landscapes were beauiful

The landscapes were beauiful

Beginning of the route - road from Abancay

Beginning of the route – road from Abancay

Local hydro power station

Local hydro power station

Route 30A

Route 30A

Towards the end of day 1

Towards the end of day 1

The route started gently

The route started gently

The moon was out early

The moon was out early

Some of the cliffs were losing rocks

Some of the cliffs were losing rocks

Day 2 was still in the canyon

Day 2 was still in the canyon

Gently climbing up

Gently climbing up

Slowly gaining altitude

Slowly gaining altitude

At 3,000 metres already

At 3,000 metres already

Matara

Matara

Matara

Matara

I called it a night 7 kms before Antabamba

I called it a night 7 kms before Antabamba

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.1

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.1

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.2

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.2

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.3

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.3

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.4

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.4

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.5

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.5

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.6

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.6

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.7

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.7

It rained the night before and the roads turned muddy

It rained the night before and the roads turned muddy

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.8

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.8

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.9

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.9

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.10

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.10

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.11

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.11

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.12

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.12

Day 3 - climbing onto 4,000 metres - p.13

Day 3 – climbing onto 4,000 metres – p.13

NIght 3 camping

NIght 3 camping

On the way to the first 'high' pass

On the way to the first ‘high’ pass

On the way to the first 'high' pass

On the way to the first ‘high’ pass

On the way to the first 'high' pass

On the way to the first ‘high’ pass

Day 4 landscapes - p1

Day 4 landscapes – p1

Day 4 landscapes - p2

Day 4 landscapes – p2

Day 4 landscapes - p3

Day 4 landscapes – p3

Day 4 landscapes - p4

Day 4 landscapes – p4

Day 4 landscapes - p5

Day 4 landscapes – p5

Day 4 landscapes - p6

Day 4 landscapes – p6

Day 4 landscapes - p7

Day 4 landscapes – p7

Day 4 landscapes - p8

Day 4 landscapes – p8

Day 4 landscapes - p9

Day 4 landscapes – p9

Day 4 landscapes - p10

Day 4 landscapes – p10

Day 4 landscapes - p11

Day 4 landscapes – p11

Day 4 landscapes - p12

Day 4 landscapes – p12

Night 4 camping

Night 4 camping

Night 4 camping

Night 4 camping

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Day 5

Sandy mountains

Sandy mountains

Me and sand

Me and sand

Right after the Abra Culipampa

Right after the Abra Culipampa

At Abra Culipampa

At Abra Culipampa

Abra Culipampa

Abra Culipampa

Sunset, night 6

Sunset, night 6

Camping #6

Camping #6

A bit of traffic here

A bit of traffic here

Sunset night 6

Sunset night 6

Night #6 was a bit snowy

Night #6 was a bit snowy

Day 7

Day 7

Abra Loncopata 5,119m

Abra Loncopata 5,119m

Day 7

Day 7

Abra Loncopata 5,119m

Abra Loncopata 5,119m

Abra Loncopata

Abra Loncopata

Abra Loncopata

Abra Loncopata

On the way down from Abra Loncopata

On the way down from Abra Loncopata

Night #7 - hail storm

Night #7 – hail storm

Day 8 -- way onto Abra Quenco

Day 8 — way onto Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Way down from Abra Quenco

Abra Huactapa - Cotahuasi

Abra Huactapa – Cotahuasi

Abra Huactapa - Cotahuasi

Abra Huactapa – Cotahuasi

Abra Huactapa - last 'abra' before Cotahuasi

Abra Huactapa – last ‘abra’ before Cotahuasi

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

On the way down from Abra Huactapa

Luchio hot springs

Luchio hot springs

Climbing up above Cotahuasi

Climbing up above Cotahuasi

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Road south from Cotahuasi

Road south from Cotahuasi

Road south from Cotahuasi

Road south from Cotahuasi

Road up to Abra de Viscos

Road up to Abra de Viscos

At 4,000 metres

At 4,000 metres

The tarmac ends eventually

The tarmac ends eventually

Camping after Abra de Viscos

Camping after Abra de Viscos

Abra de Viscos - Abra Viraco

Abra de Viscos – Abra Viraco

Abra de Viscos - Abra Viraco

Abra de Viscos – Abra Viraco

Abra de Viscos - Abra Viraco

Abra de Viscos – Abra Viraco

On Abra Viraco

On Abra Viraco

End of the mountains

End of the mountains

Descent onto Aplao

Descent onto Aplao

Descent onto Aplao

Descent onto Aplao

After climbing out of Aplao I got onto Atacama

After climbing out of Aplao I got onto Atacama

Little chapel

Little chapel

After climbing out of Aplao I got onto Atacama

After climbing out of Aplao I got onto Atacama

After climbing out of Aplao I got onto Atacama

After climbing out of Aplao I got onto Atacama

Atacama

Atacama

Which direction am I going?

Which direction am I going?

Sunset at Atacama

Sunset at Atacama

Last night's camping before Arica

Last night’s camping before Arica

 

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