Atacama Crossing Blogs 2023
Atacama Crossing (2023) blog posts from James Crowe
29 September 2023 05:00 pm (GMT-04:00) Santiago
It’s 2 pm on the rest day, and I feel good. There are a lot of interesting things i am noticing. One is that today was not frantic scramble to dress, tape, eat, pack, disassemble tent etc. Every day until now i was hustling continually from 5:30 am til the 8 am start. Today, i noticed that since i am just moving slow, taking my time to execute each thing.
29 September 2023 04:58 pm (GMT-04:00) Santiago
Hello all. It’s day 6 and I am doing well. Yesterday was quite a long day, 8 am start, 45 miles, desert, some salt flats, more huge dunes, baked cracked mudflats. It was very hot again, but it felt slightly less brutal than stage 4 (where one of the racers measured a peak temperature of 56C on course that day, I can’t do the F conversion in my head but I know that its hot!).
27 September 2023 09:59 pm (GMT-04:00) Santiago
26 September 2023 07:19 pm (GMT-04:00) Santiago
25 September 2023 06:41 pm (GMT-04:00) Santiago
24 September 2023 07:29 pm (GMT-04:00) Santiago
I just finished a little while ago, rehydrated, ate powders and gels, and set up my tent. The after work is almost as much as the day.