One Comment Written by Tam on 16/12/2012 in Andes-Trail.

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So we made it to the fin del mundo, just in time for the end of the world! A great final few days riding, very lucky with the weather – a bit cool, but the wind was so gentle to us, and the “lucky weather edition” of the 3rd Bike Dreams Andes Trail came to its conclusion. Champagne and snacks on the promenade, then a big group dinner later. 10,937km with 108,036m of climbing, in 106 stages, over 138 days. And that’s it.

I’ve had an absolutely amazing time and can’t thank the crew of Bike Dreams enough for all of their support, without which such a trip would not have been even vaguely possible for me for several years. Also sincere thanks to all of the cyclists – a fantastic bunch of characters that helped to shape such a memorable trip; and some that I will hopefully retain as friends for years to come.

The hotel is now full of partially dismantled bikes as everyone looks forward to returning home for xmas…

Except us! Now we’re packing everything up to post all the bike stuff home, and writing kit and shopping lists. We have another 2 nights here then head up to Mendoza (via a night in Buenos Aires) to climb Aconcagua. The expedition (with 7summits) starts out on 23 December, and returns to Mendoza on 9 January.

So best wishes for the festive season to all… I’ll do another update before we leave Mendoza and hopefully be able to do the odd one from base camp, but can’t make any promises after that, until we get back down.

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  • Rob Waghorn on December 17th, 2012 at 08:54

    Absolutely WELL DONE to you both. So pleased you got to the end and that you were on the podium Tamsin, I think that is a first for us Brits. Have a good festive season and safe climbing before you come back home. Cheers Rob