Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cerro Manquehue

On a sunny Monday holiday, we finally hiked up Cerro Manquehue, the highest peak in the Santiago bowl. Manquehue is an old volcano, and the hike was a 14km round trip with nearly 1km of vertical gain. That means it was tough!

Cerro Carbon (left) and Cerro Manquehue (right)

Cerro Manquehue

On the walk up we strolled along the grassy ridge line and passed some caves.

The ridge leading to Manquehue

In front of the 'caves'

For once the smog was at bay and we had incredible views over the entire city and across to the Andes in the east.

A clear Santiago

On top of the world!

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