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!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

40 marathons in 40 days

One of Daniel's running buddies is celebrating his 40th birthday this year, and he has decided to reach this milestone in style. He is running 40 marathons in 40 days ending with the 40th marathon on his 40th birthday! Everyday at 06:00 he sets off on the same route around Santiago, joined by friends and fellow runners. Today Daniel joined him for marathon #26.

Early start

Nearly half way!

More people arrived for the last 10km...

Daniel with the T-14 birthday boy

The home stretch