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Ski descent
One of the secret skiing spots of the driest desert on earth (Northern Atacama Desert) - Cerro Toco northeast side. Far away to the left one can see the snow fiels of Llullaillaco.


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climbxclimbVery nice!


Voted 10/10

It looks like you are on the moon!
Posted Jun 28, 2006 9:48 pm

Ski MountaineerRe: Very nice!

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I skied in many weird places, but this was among the more exotic ones for me!


Posted Jun 28, 2006 9:53 pm



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Was it icy? How long was the run?
Posted Sep 3, 2006 11:47 am

Ski MountaineerRe: Bizzare

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It was that typical hard pressed dry snow found in the Atacama and Dry Andes. The run itself is short, perhaps 200m vertical. But for the fun of it is OK. I descended with bike first, then hiked up again to ski down - to get something out of the day (:

It was a very dry year, and the only option in the area (except for a 300 m couloir near El Tatio). Quite a few peaks up there are skiable in snowy years (El Nino).

Posted Sep 4, 2006 2:27 pm

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