27
May-2012

Crossing The Andes

  • Crossing the Andes
  • Cachi

If you’re accustomed to live below sea level, like in my case in Amsterdam, you may already feel the impact of an altitude of 2280 meters such as in Cachi. Crossing the northern part of the Andes to traverse the Argentinian-Chilean border you’ll suddenly be faced with altitudes of up to 4800 meters. At this height the availability of oxygen masks on board of the bus, which initially seemed a bit exaggerated, felt quite reasonable after all. The views along the road were breath-taking in multiple senses …

 

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