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Old 04-02-2011, 06:15 PM   #1
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Christ Redeemer of the Andes

It had been 5 weeks since my last ride. Work, trip to Argentina for my wife's birthday and our trip to Panama to start immigration process and figure out where we will live, cars & bikes we will get, etc.

Finally, I am back in Chile and I get a chance to ride up to the old border crossing between Chile and Argentina before they built the tunnel.

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170 Km through some boring highways, thrilling mountain roads and exciting dirt roads.

This is the way we took out of Santiago. Instead of taking Interstate 5 North we took the Andes foot mountain road which has the most amazing twisties that force you to pick up your feet after scraping the tip of your boots on the road:



That road left us at Chicureo where we got on the Libertadores freeway for about 20 Km. As soon as we could we got of the slab and headed up the Chacabuco mount, which is where the battle for the independence of Chile was fought and won in 1817. You can see at the bottom left how we got of the freeway and headed up the mountain:



On our way up Chacabuco:



And at the top:



Coming down the dirt road connects with the freeway again and it leads to the Andean Road, that heads east through the valleys in the Andes:



Now, here is where the climbing up the Andes starts:



Shortly after passing the Portillo Ski resort is the tunnel that crosses the Andes mountains and leads to Argentina. But before this tunnel was built there was a road that climbed up to the top and back down again into Argentina. This is what we came for:



You can see on the bottom end of the red track the tunnel entrance. We got there, turned back and started up the dirt road to the Christ Redeemer:







And finally at the top:





Fooling around at the top:







It was cold at 5 C and we reached 12750 ft:

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Old 04-02-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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looks like you traversed through the mountains....were there any paved roads?
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:07 PM   #3
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Incredible!
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:00 PM   #4
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:12 AM   #5
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Wow! Talk about above the tree line.
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