[S2 – Eps. 46] Caught in a hail storm at 4700 meters altitude in the Andes!

[S2 – Eps. 46] Caught in a hail storm at 4700 meters altitude in the Andes!

Well it’s hailing at the moment, you see
little hail stones Good morning internet! It is 06:45 in the morning and welcome back to the channel! So I am leaving early in the
morning again, and everybody’s still sleeping, but yesterday the guy said: just
knock on the door and then I open the gate. Because in the last video I showed
you, or I told you, that Dhanno could park beside here safely, but only in the
evening time so Dhanno is now there but to get there he has to open a gate So let’s wake him up Good morning I’ll put my motorcycle here and then I’ll put all my things on That’s better right? Thank you There she is! I’ll just put her on the
street now, and then put all my stuff on her. Okay And off we go.
You can see it’s still early morning So when I arrive today I’ll show you on
the map exactly what I did today but I am now in Copiapo in Chile and
today I’m riding back to Argentina over the San Francisco pass and this pass is
again at 4700 something, I think a little a little lower than the Paso Agua Negra
that I did to get here but still quite high And my planned distance for today if I make it, is 475 kilometers, so it’s a long day that’s why I thought to leave early
yesterday when I arrived I went to the supermarket and I bought sandwiches and fruit and muesli bars so I was all set for breakfast this morning and I also have plenty of food with me for lunch Today there are again super low hanging
clouds, so the visibility is not so great but at least it’s not hot. It’s nice and cool so let’s see what happens if I start climbing. Because now I’m at 600 meters
elevation so I’m gonna climb about 4000 meters What a sight isn’t it? I am now on a
small pass. I am now at 4,135 meters altitude. This is not the pass yet, I’m
not even past the immigration of Chile yet. There is absolutely nobody on this
road and I’m not sure how well you can see the colors because on the last few
videos I noticed it on the GoPro it doesn’t even capture how many different
colors these mountains have and everything is so rich in minerals
there’s a lot of mining in this area as well because it’s so mineral rich and
see Dhanno is covered in all this volcanic muck. It’s everywhere, so she
needs a wash again I think because I’ve passed so many volcanoes on the way so
this is the other side of the pass. I’m actually riding in a national park.
Parque Nacional Nevado de Tres Cruces Wow magnificent I’m not allowed to get closer to the
lagoon. This sign says: no trespassing It’s a recovery zone but with the drone
I think you could see it very well This is not very easy stuff. Fast, slow, it
doesn’t matter There’s a lot of salt in this stuff. Very bad for Dhanno Don’t drop her. These patches take some
time. Because some stretches are suddenly super soft But you never know what is going to be
soft and what’s not Well you could blast through this with
80 km/hr but I prefer to do it like, because, yeah if
I loose my front tire then I’m down on the ground. And I can do it like this. So here’s the deal I obviously took a whole detour through this area and now I’m back at the main road. But
that means that I actually missed the customs and immigration of Chile so the
border with Argentina is that way but I first have to go back there to get my
passport stamped and finish the temporary import of Dhanno and then I go
back So this is a bit of a strange situation,
because now I’m actually coming from the wrong side of the border It looks like I’m coming from Argentina now but obviously I still have to leave Chile, so that’s a bit weird. I’m not sure where I have to go. but I’m coming from there, I have to go there. I’m coming from Chile and go that way Hello! I’m going to Argentina. So I have too.. I don’t know. I took the route via the lagoon but I still have to… Are you leaving too Argentina? Clean the shoes Goodbye! It is now 100 kilometers to the top of the pass and then another 200 to my destination of today So I’m rapidly climbing again, I am now
at about 4300 meters altitude, but what is looming
right in front of me over there that is Nevado Ojos del Salado,
which means Snowy Salty Eyes and they named it because of the snow on the
volcano and because of all the salty lakes in the area and this is the
highest active volcano in the world and it’s sitting at 6893 meters altitude and I’m slowly approaching it so super
awesome. It is now about 74 kilometers till the pass and after the
pass it’s still 200 kilometers to my destination, but at the border at the
Chile side, they told me that everything is paved, so I will make it plenty in time.
It’s still early actually, it’s it’s now twelve o’clock so I think I’m going to do my lunch again at the top of the pass, have a lunch and then ride to Argentina. Small change of plans. I was planning to
have a lunch right at the border with Chile and Argentina but then I came past here and I thought.. ah this is so pretty and there’s no wind here so I thought it’s
much nicer to have a lunch here because maybe on the pass it’s super windy. No ah.. barbecuing. Well, you can also use it for lunch I’m still at about 4,400 or 4,500 meters
altitude, something like that, little bit short of breath, but look… so I’m gonna enjoy my lunch. I have some bread, dried apricots, apples, plums, muesli bar.. This
day, I am NOT going to starve! I have plenty of food. So I took this
opportunity to also fill up on water I brought again an extra 1,5 liters of water so I filled up my Camelback and I also filled up Dhanno
with both my spare petrol cans because today I am riding around 500
kilometers without a petrol station and I knew, well I thought it was gonna
be 475, so I filled up this morning. No, yesterday I did, in Copiapo. So this
morning everything was filled up but the extra detour that I made was probably
another 30 kilometers. I have to last 500 kilometers today and that shouldn’t be a
problem, but I do need my extra cans of course Ooh.. I’m out of breath! I am here! This is the border: Chile –
Argentina Well it’s a hailing at the moment. You see? Little hail stones Right so this is the border. Or this is
the Argentinean side of the border. It just stopped raining. Alright, I’m now entering Fiambala. So the plan is to stay here tonight. The temperature difference.. insane! Just the last 25 kilometers coming down, it’s like riding back into an absolute oven. Unbelievable.. And it is now 17:00 hours in the afternoon I’ve been underway for 10 hours now, so I
just hope that I will easily find a place to stay, that would be really nice because I’m absolute finished for today! Well, nobody is home Very quiet Here it is.. Hostel San Pedro I don’t have a reservation so I’m just
hoping they have a room Alright, I can stay here, which is so nice because I have literally zero energy left to start
looking for a place So this is my room with a really cool mural. Ah, very nice.. I don’t even know
where to begin, it was such a long day and had so many impressions that I can’t
even recap today. All I know is that I’m really tired. I already gave Dhanno a
rinse so that should be all good with all the salt and all that other kind of
mineral stuff, so she’s all clean and ready to go again. But yeah, I definitely
need a rest it was a really long day or again ten hours, even though most of it
was paved. The detour that I took that was unpaved and that took a lot of time and yeah, but it was fantastic yeah it was great and yeah, I don’t know what else to say.
Almost forgot to show you where I am and where I’ve been. I am now in a town
called Fiambala, which is over here and this morning I left from Copiapo, so I
went all the way here, across the border here and then went down here to Fiambala. That was it for today, I hope you liked
this video! If you did, please give me a big thumbs up and subscribe down below
and then I’ll see in the next video!

100 thoughts on “[S2 – Eps. 46] Caught in a hail storm at 4700 meters altitude in the Andes!

  1. Stunning video and series. The content for this video series is too damn high noraly. Every video shows the hidden part of chille and Argentina that I have never seen before…. awesome…❤🙌🔥💯

  2. Hey Noraly – wondering after you made the comment about the gopro not showing the colour if you adjusted or set a filter as the colours in this video were really strong – the red rock was pow!. Loving your videos and look forward to seeing you in Canada next year!

  3. Geologically stunning! Always amazed with your travels. Thank You for the great episode. See you in your next vid. Be safe and Cheers!

  4. This is now my second favorite video of your travels. Of course nothing could compare to actually being there but the colors and the lighting were so magnificent. The soft early morning light, the clarity and deep blue of the higher altitudes and the textures.Brilliant! Even the rain showers off in the distance were very dramatic.I loved the music that you chose for the border areas. You really did very well with this one Norali. Thank you for taking us with you. Aloha.

  5. Astonishing locale… as close to the surface of the moon as we can get while sitting on earth and then throw in a lake in the midst and the scenery becomes spectacular. How much difference a water body can make… the reflections, the glimmer, the sheen! Water changes everything in a barren landscape.

  6. What a magnificent ride today Noraly. New heights of GoPro and Drone photography and your editing! How do you find the Office time to do this? You are incredible So fantastic that this technology facilitates you sharing with we armchair Riders. Can life be better than this!

  7. I know when you can and can't fly the drone isn't in your control but my god it does look amazing. You've made a drone a necessity for my travel kit.

  8. What a beautiful place to ride! I thought that Ladhak in India is unique but I could see so mcuh of similarity in the landscape between Argentina and Ladhak. Wonderful, keep rockng on!

  9. Superb Noraly! Excellent video, and great drone shots. Scenery is stunning. I understand what you mean about the colours of the rocks/ mountains, I recently rode a Royal Enfield in Ladakh, Himalayas and this video reminded me of the awesome colours there also.
    Keep up the great work and safe riding everywhere. x

  10. Again… Very fantastic and exotic view… The only channel that make me waiting to watch and never skip the video.. Great music background as well…. Concerning your business for preparing any travel and Ur Danno, some editing, uploading… It proves that U R an energetic and vigour person… Keep healthy!

  11. Imagine being 4500m above sea level, all alone, in the middle of nowhere, talking to an unseen audience. Thats dedication. Ride safe Noraly.

  12. herringbone or cross-stitch, can't make up my mind, at least someone is stitching the two countries together, with a smile..

  13. Skipping tent sleeping and other gear makes the ride lighter. Can you show what you have on the bike? How Many kilos?
    Every one can do this thier way.
    My way is to watch others. 🙂

  14. Just awesome Noraly, your ride today was like you were on another planet, amazing scenery, apart from the mandatory boarder crossing point 😊

  15. wow give yourself a good pat on the back itchy boots lady what a fantastic day that was music brilliant scenery fantastic and your loverly self for making it so possible to enjoy so enjoy the rest and keep riding

  16. pretty long ride this phase ! initial riding in Chile was fantastic, rugged scenery with myriad multiple colours …and….i for one just cant get enough of the blue skies …LOVED the droned shots !….yes do clean dhanno everyday, the minerals are not good for her rubber, plastic and metals

  17. Hi Noraly, Wow,Wow,Wow. The scenery and drone shots would not look out of place in National Geographic. The atmospheric music and your editing skills are second to none. This has to be one of your best VLogs to date. Thank you so much for your titanic efforts x Be safe x

  18. Hello Noraly Thank you for your impressions. That's great. Question: What kind of music do you have for the videos? I like it very much. Still a good ride. Greetings Manfred

  19. whats with the wind shield? It appears that the right side is broken off then appears to have a new one while traveling.

  20. This bike uses an h4 dual bulb which consumes 55 watts low beam or 60 watts high beam. I would suggest an upgrade to led bulbs that consumes less than half. Your alternator will be cooler and you can charge at the same time the drone or your pc while driving.
    Also , since you have been through very hot terrain ,at one point its wise to check your idle voltage which should be no less that 14volts.

  21. Hoi Noraly,
    Wat een super gave vergezichten én imposante muzikale begeleiding (16:33)
    op weg naar de hoogste vulkaan van Chili naar Argentinië 👍
    Dankjewel dat je ons meeneemt op al jouw ongekende avonturen!!
    Hou je haaks, je bent een gro(o)t(s)e meid 💪.
    Met veel respect 🙏 groetjes uit Zuid Limburg.

  22. What a sunrise! The mountains turning to gold. And color of water in the lake is same as color of your eyes! What a coincidence!

  23. Another marathon effort Noraly. Amazing scenery with such diverse landscape changes. Thank you for opening up the world to us all 👍🛵😃

  24. Hi Noraly, if your at above certain Hight you really want a UV filter on Go Pro as yoy would do so on any camera, it stops flair and shows the multiple colours.

  25. You have l lot of glare because of the UV rays in altitude. You should add a polarized filter like PolarPro for better colours. Another Thing: i would be happy if you do an entire drone episode . You are a great pilot and the aerial view is even more fantastic.

  26. Yes exceptional video in all respects. Quite probably the best yet on this trip. Absolutely the best Motorcycle travel channel anywhere. 😊👏

  27. How about vlog about nice juicy Argentinian 3 inches steak dinner,,, congrats to you Miss Noraly , you have done incredible rides,, keep it up 💪

  28. "This episode is the best i think. Visuals, Drone shots, background music, everything exceptional "

    I agree! As fabulous as the scenery and footage have been from other places, this one tops my personal list so far. What magnificent solitude.

  29. you must be careful that when you arrive o Ecuador, in he caust it is rain season and on the Andes it is winter and at night and afternoon it it would rain and the car drivers are too aggressive here. But it is here always different. There are 7 main climae regions in Ecuador and in each one hundreds of microclimates.

  30. The Low gear torque of the bike is good to cross that dusty patch.
    Even though the road was paved the scenary was mind blowing and breath taking. The low hanging cloud on the mountains were outstanding. The white cloud reflection on the water was OMG
    Amazing Rider and Ride

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