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The Big Climb

The 8-mile climb out of La Paz from 3500 to 4000 metres onto the Altiplano. After days of drinking beer was hard work
Lake Titicaca's unknown North Shore

November 7th 2011
Wednesday 7th December 2011 We awoke just before six, had a tea, then left at 06.30. The roads were quieter as the rode out bikes out of the centre of La Paz and started our 8-mile uphill climb to El Ato and onto the Altiplano. It took two hours to do this, breathing in smog from passing trucks, taxis, and buses. We had several litres of Maté de Cocoa water to keep up going, also Ovalmaltine f ... read more
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Tot: 3.776s; Tpl: 0.028s; cc: 22; qc: 94; dbt: 0.0841s; 3; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.5mb