World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 30.0 km (Accumulated: 24480.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:48:14
Start 10:36am, 16c, no wind and clear. At black & white km-marker "1079" on hwy. 7 to Chile. Finish 14:12pm., 22c, almost clear and same. At black & white km-marker "1109" on hwy. 7 to chile.
100km 'uphill' ahead :-)
I am now on day two on the run across the Andes Mountains. At present not at a dramatic hight yet, running up and down smaller mountain passes from 1000m. to 2000m. altitude.
The run across the Andes Mountains began on yesterdays 40km stage where I turned off from the scenic highway 40 and onto the road which leads direct towards the border to Chile, approximately 100km away. The border itself sits at 4000m. altitude and the run across the Andes Mountain chain itself will be of about 280km length in total untill I, if the legs permits me, have the Pacific Ocean in sight and can begin to turn the running shoes due North again :-)
At the moment though, its "all mountains" and each step and each piece of scenery is a reward for the many troubles lately making it much much worth all the hardships !
If the fragile internet connection here in a valley where we found a surprisingly luxury-hut accomodation after 2 days with (fantastic !) tenting at the mountain ridges, then Ill upload some pictures of the amazing labyrinth of moutainvalleys and ranges of mountain ridges which I at the moment have ahead of me at the beginning of each stage.
NB: The endomondo gps-track for the last couple of days will be uploaded once I have got my phone rechaged w. local units - the gps-data sits in the phone which I run w. each day and gps-track the stage. But, it requires a connection to be able to upload the data... and that connection is hard to get to out here amongst the mountains ;-)