Marmolejo mountain, seen in left fork as we ride up the valley Engorda
Marmolejo is the highest mountain in the Cajon del Maipo and is the southernmost peak in the world that is over 6000m . This ride involves negotiating rivers which adds a touch of drama even though they are not difficult to cross and the horses, once again, are familiar with the terrain.
Then a ride up, first through a flower-filled valley and then up over patches of snow (depending on the season) to a rocky picnic spot with a view up the great Marmolejo mountain, which is a target for serious mountaineers and one of the footsteps to Everest.
Once again, we ride down in time to relax and enjoy the late afternoon in camp. We may meet baggage trains of mules on the way as colleagues and friends of ours from Bano Morales take mountaineers equipment up to base camp.