Atacama Crossing Blogs 2022
Atacama Crossing (2022) blog posts from John Howard
11 September 2022 11:28 pm (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time: Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London
So well, I've never done a race like this before, so it's been quite a learning curve to prepare for it, especially the logistical stuff. It seems like I've been preparing for months, well I suppose I have actually. And now it's only 6 days before I fly out and there is still more to do ... lots more! I have certainly come to the conclusion that the hardest thing about this race is getting all the gear sorted out! and the travel logistics.... it's just never ending logistics! I've pretty much bought all new gear, and spent a fair bit to get light gear. Didn't know this race was going to be so expensive! But I'm committed now, in too deep. At this point I'm relying on the race being quite relaxing compared to the prep. I can't wait to arrive in San Pedro, I feel that once I get there next Sunday I can just chill a bit and at a nice leisurely pace prepare my kit for the race. I'm arriving there in good time with some friends, giving us 6 days to get ready (and acclimatized).
I hope I'm correct about the race being easy compared to the logistics! No doubt I'm probably be wrong and completely underestimating the difficulty of it! And I shouldn't jinx it should I! So many things can go wrong on a race like this.
Forecast seems mild in comparison to what they were warning us it might be like. 23C? Seems quite nice really ! But yeah, it's 2 weeks away... a lot could change!