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Day 144 - 155: Medellin to Faro Punta Gallinas
12984kms (8036 miles) from Ushuaia Five and half months ago the Upping the Andes team embarked on a journey of epic proportions. Our blind, and fairly naïve, ambition to construct a challenge on such an immense scale all those months ago presented us with challenges far greater than we could have ever anticipated. But, at 4:31pm on the 9th of June after 155 days of battling mountain, desert, cold and heat, illness, mechanical failures, exhaustion, and sometimes each other, we
Day 123 - 144: Machala - Medellin
11,800km from Ushuaia 'Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.' William Jennings Bryan. Well here it is; our penultimate blog. It seems like an age ago that we set off from Ushuaia full of hope and empty of any clear idea of what we were letting ourselves in for. 11800 kilometres down the road we have finally reached Medellin and will be emerging out of the northern end of the Andes in the nex
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