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On assignment with BBC Top Gear Bolivia Special

BBC Filming crew and presenter Jeremy Clarkson on the slopes of Guallatiri Volcano shooting BBC Top Gear Bolivia Special, Altiplano, ChileI had great time in October working with BBC Top Gear team on the upcoming Chile Bolivia Special as the location manager. I was glad to share with them all my local knowledge of the Andean Altiplano and the Atacama Desert. It is going to be a road movie about three cars and their drivers starting their journey deep in the Bolivian Amazon jungle, crossing the high Andes and Altiplano, driving trough the driest of all deserts and finishing at Chilean Pacific coast. The show is going to air tomorrow (December 27th, 2009) around the world for millions of avid watchers!

Photo: BBC Filming crew and presenter Jeremy Clarkson on the slopes of Guallatiri Volcano shooting BBC Top Gear Bolivia Special, Altiplano, Chile.

Big old man Sajama

Nevado Sajama volcano (6542m), Sajama National Park, Altiplano, BoliviaEvery time I look at Sajama I think about an old big man. I do not know why. It rises to over 6500m from a wind swept eastern side of Andean backbone. This is where the highest forest on Earth grows. Trees of this forest – QueƱua trees – look like old people, too. Do llamas look old? Noooo…!

Photo: Nevado Sajama volcano (6542m), Sajama National Park, Altiplano, Bolivia.

Expedition Explorers III

Packrafting in front of Ventisquero Benito glacier, Northern Patagonian Ice Field, Aisen, Patagonia, ChileAnd again for the third time for February 2010 Antofaya is preparing an expedition which will find us among the astonishing beauties of southern Chile’s wild lands in the region of the Northern Patagonian Ice Field. We will paddle between icebergs, do first rafting descents of rivers, sleep in the shadows of enormous Patagonian mountains and trek in spectacular wilderness and explore enormous San Quintin glacier which eluded earlier attempts of exploration. Visit Antofaya for more info.

Photo: Packrafting in front of Ventisquero Benito glacier, Northern Patagonian Ice Field, Aisen, Patagonia, Chile.

Acclimatization

Cerro Milagro, Putre, Altiplano, ChileThe highest part of Andean Precordillera and the opening gates to Altiplano. A remote mountain range dividing two worlds. On one side the driest desert on our planet and on the other side a volcanic plateau where air is thinner than humans can breath. And above all Cerro Milagro is a visual feast and a gorgeous outback camping spot – just how I like it.

Photo: Cerro Milagro, Putre, Altiplano, Chile.