Originally Posted by mcguyver
Ahh so thats the secret. Need to find a pretty girl and bring her in with me. Shouldnt be too hard with my oustanding looks and bright personality. Do Chilean girls like short fat bald aussie blokes????
As mentioned, you can buy a pass from the ASO. $500 for a day pass (I think) or get someone on the inside to ask at the Org tent to get a pass for you as you are "one of the teams sponsors". This may or maynot work depending on who is asking and who they are asking...
If you do a buy a pass buy it for the night before rest day. They wont let you bring a back pack in or anything...nor will you have access to food or water...but you could likely spend 2 nights and the entire rest day bumming around the bivouac.
As you mentioned, after spending the expense of getting there and whatnot the extra bit of $ to get access in is well wroth with it IMHO