The Atacama Crossing (Chile), is a 7-day, 250-kilometer / 155-mile self-supported footrace located in the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world located in north of Chile. Starting at 3,300 meters / 10,500 feet above sea level, the course takes competitors through canyons and valleys (including the rainbow coloured Arcoiris Valley, the Valley of Death and the Valley of the Moon), up old Inca roads, past salt lakes and small Chilean villages, and across sand dunes, salt flats and rivers, always surrounded by a range of stunning volcanoes including the iconic Licancabur at 5,920 meters / 19,420 feet. Competitors will race more than 1 mile above sea level, covering the horizontal crossing of the country of Chile (250 kilometers / 150 miles). More information about the event is available at www.4deserts.com/atacamacrossing
Hot during the day. Chilly at night.
Entry pp from R / USD: $3,700
http://www.dwrowland.com/2012/04/atacama-crossing-gear-that-worked-and.htmlhe Atacama Crossing was an exciting and fantastic journey. It was my first self-supported stage race so I had a lot to learn about the gear and what I needed to take with me. I read a lot of reports on the internet, looked at the pictures of previous 4Deserts events and the Marathon des Sables, spoke to friends who had run the race before, and worked with Matias to get to the optimal amount of gear. Once I had come up with the tentative gear list I trained with my pack, slowly building up to the race weight that I would be carrying.http://www.extrememarathonguide.com/the-atacama-crossing-race/The Atacama Crossing is a 250 km (155 miles) running race which takes place in the Atacama desert, around San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. There are 6-stages in 7 days: almost 4 Marathons in 4 days, then 74 km, a rest day and a final stage of 11 km.Enter Now