Cañon del Pato
Huascarán Circuit Day 1: to Carhuaz

May 24-June 1, 2017

We were reunited with Philip and Nici again after 5 months and took a week to rest while they took a week to climatize to the altitude.


What happened…

Andrew writes: Nici and Philip arrived from Ushuaia (via Santiago and Lima) and we knew that they would take a few days to acclimate to the altitude here, which is about 3050m. For point of reference to our friends back home in Vancouver, the peak of Whistler is 2184m. I thought it would be a day or two, but it turned out to be a week before we were ready to set sail again. In the meantime, we went on some “training” rides up to some cool Incan ruins, and just hung around Huaraz, which is a cool little town.


Amanda writes: We decided to take a week off and relax with our friends for a bit. Well maybe we hadn’t initially planned on a week, but it turned out to be more than a week. We have a lot of flexibility with time and while some days I was eager to get back to cycling, overall I was glad we took some downtime in such a nice spot. The City has all the amenities you could need and as our room was super comfortable it was easy to just relax.

While we were in Huáraz I received a notification of an article that I was recently featured in being published. Almost two months ago I received an email from the Human Resources Director Canada Magazine that read “I’m working on one of the regular features for the upcoming issue. The feature, Other Life, highlights an aspect of the life outside work of a notable figure in the industry. We thought your love of cycling and expedition to circumnavigate the world by bike would make you an ideal subject for this feature.” What a fun proposal to work on with a great journalist. It’s pretty cool to be featured in the magazine in Canada, Singapore and Australia. The magazine article is here.


Today’s Photographs

Cañon del Pato
Huascarán Circuit Day 1: to Carhuaz