Horse riding at an average altitude of 3 800m. Getting through the pass Portillo Argentino (4 200m) and also the one of Portillo Piuquenes (4 300m). Border Argentina – Chile. At the foot of the volcano Tupungato (6 700m) and the glacier Meson San Juan (6 010m).

We slept in tents while the horses roamed free, to be rounded up again at daybreak. Horses and riders quickly establish a complicity, a kind of partnership, almost like climbing partners.

Pausing for a moment to gaze at Mount Tupungato, 6700 m.
Colour was invented in the Andes.
At over 4000 metres, the Chili-Argentina border doesn’t see much traffic!