What better way to experience the Andes of Argentina, Chile and
Bolivia than to weave though them by mountain bike? Chris Goulet not
only hauls along three weeks of supplies through remote high passes,
but also his entire high-altitude mountaineering gear and reaches the
summit of Cerro Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas, and
solos Nevado Ojos del Salado, the loftiest active volcano on Earth.
Unsponsored and without outside support, he cycles on through surreal
landscapes in absolute desert and across vast salt flats. More
await in the steaming tropical rainforest.
equipment and techniques allow dreams to unfold.
This account takes you though the epic with the emotions of an
explorer: fascination, determination, anxiety, and with the bonus of
Chris Goulet has cycled over 80,000 kilometers and climbed in several
countries. His thirst for adventure has also
taken him on canoeing, kayaking, rafting and even pedalboating
remote lakes and rivers. His home is in Alberta, Canada
where he works as an electric power station operator.
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expedition was entirely unsupported and
unsponsored, I still must thank the citizens of the world past and
present for having invented, developed, produced and distributed all
equipment, supplies and services that made it possible.
For the composing
of this book, I thank John Adanasoff in
particular for his major role in the development of the computer, which
evolved to the capability to run sophisticated word processors with
spelling checking, thesaurus and grammar checking.
Most of all, I am
deeply grateful to the Sacred Creator for having
granted me a very fit body allowing the freedom of self-propulsion.
Thank You also for having set the physical laws so that nature could
achieve the very natural wonders that were the main object of these
travels. I urge my readers to preserve this planet, by promoting limits
to human population and consumption of resources.
by Christian Goulet
corrections, and additions are welcome. Please
sign the guestbook or e-mail me in French or English at: chris_goulet at
yahoo dot ca.
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