Monday Moment: Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina

This isn’t the craziest road we drove on.

I think the road from Kathmandu to Pokhara in Nepal was crazier but I think that was because the vehicles were older and the drivers cared less (I’m afraid I have no pictures as I was terrified and clinging onto whatever I could find that was solid).

This one did cause me plenty of stress though. As the only route between Santiago, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina I knew we had to traverse it but doing so in winter seemed asinine to me! I prayed for good weather and obsessively checked the weather and road reports to see if it was open and what the conditions were like.

Thankfully the day dawned clear and we were on our way. Twenty nine switchbacks later we reached the 3200 metre peak and the border of Chile and Argentina.

Quite the ride.

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One Response to “Monday Moment: Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina”

  1. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures Says:

    Usually the best places are the hardest to get to!