Atacama Crossing (Chile)

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Atacama Crossing (Chile)

Atacama Crossing
Michelle completed the gruelling Atacama Crossing in 62 hours 39 minutes 24 seconds.

The race takes place in Chile’s stunning but brutal Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth. The Atacama has a unique landscape of salt lakes, volcanoes, lava flows and sand dunes. The Atacama Crossing is grueling not only because of the terrain which is rarely flat underfoot, and harsh climate, but also because of the altitude that averages 2500m (8000ft) during the race.

250

distance


The total distance of the Atacama Crossing (Chile) is 250 kilometers / 155 miles.
7

days


It is run in 6 stages, across 7 days.
62

hours


Michelle completed the Atacama Crossing in 62 hours 39 minutes 24 seconds.
10000

feet


The highest elevation is more than 3,000 meters / 10,000 feet above sea level.