|Cycling (2008-17)||Hiking (Non-UK 2002-17)|
|Number of days||642||488|
Max/Min Stats from all our trips
Longest day by distance : 152km – Near Porvenir to Argentinian San Sebastian, Tierra del Fuego. All ripio.
Longest day by time (all cycling) : 9h59 – La Florida to La Paz, Bolivia.
Longest day by time (cycling and hiking) : 12h12 – climb of Volcan Lanin (1,250m ascent, 2,700m descent – 8h56) followed by 66km cycle to Junin de los Andes (3h16), Argentina.
Maximum Altitude with loaded bikes (on a motorable road) : 5,550m – Uturuncu, Bolivia.
Maximum Altitude with unloaded bikes : 5,777m – Uturuncu, Bolivia (it’s motorable and cycleable to 5,760m).
Maximum Altitude with loaded bikes (on a trekking route) : 5,646m – Pushing over the flanks of Pissis, Catamarca, Argentina.
Most climbing in a day : 3,180m – La Florida (1,649m) to La Paz over La Cumbre (4,671m), Yungas, Bolivia.
Most climbing in a 4 day period : 8,610m – Inquisivi to La Paz, Yungas, Bolivia.
Most climbing in a 7 day period : 11,900m – Licapa to Sañayca, Ayacucho and Apurimac, Peru.
Most climbing in a 14 day period : 20,300m – Babanagar to Tanakpur, Himachal and Uttarakhand, India.
Most climbing in a 28 day period : 36,350m – Conococha to Santa Rosa, Peru.
Most descending in a day : 4,730m – Before Abra Viraco (4,940m) to Aplao (627m), Dpto de Arequipa, Peru.
Most ascent plus descent in a day : 5,350m – (620m up, 4,730m down) before Abra Viraco to Aplao, Peru. Next most: 5,200m (2,790m up, 2,410m down) – Askote to Lohaghat, India.
Steepest incline : 24% – Climbing to Abra Llamaorgo, Huancavelica, Peru.
Steepest daily gradient : 9.1% – 612m/6.71kms, pushing up Aucanquilcha, Chile. Steepest all cycled: 7.3% – 847m/11.53kms, climbing to Vallecitos, Cordon del Plata, Argentina.
Steepest kilometre climbed: >150m on the climb up from Pallayunga, Yungas, Bolivia.
Least amount climbed on a 100+km day: 32m (in 115kms) – Laguna del Monte, Cordoba to Ameghino, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Maximum speeds : 81.3kph (H) – descending from Paso Chungara/Tambo Quemado, Oruro Province, Bolivia. 70.0kph (N) – down a 1% slope on the way to Paso Jama, Region II, Chile. Nice tailwind.
Highest daily average speed : 25.1kph – Cortadera Grande to Fiambala, Argentina.
Lowest daily moving average speed : 1.9kph – Pushing over Shingo La, Zanskar, India. Our total daily average speed that day was 0.9kph.
Lowest daily maximum speed : 5.9kph – The day before, pushing to Shingo La base.
Maximum temperature on the bikes : 40C – cycle-pushing to Colonia Pellegrini, Corrientes, Argentina.
Minimum temperature on the bikes : -11C – Leaving Polques just after dawn, Dpto de Potosi, Bolivia.
Minimum temperature camping : -20C – Camping in a llama corral, Laguna Colorada, Dpto de Potosi, Bolivia.
Longest stretch without precipitation : 101 days – Cuesta de Zapata, Argentina (rain) to Abra Huayllamarca, Bolivia (snow).
Longest distance we pushed the bikes in a day : 18km – Kangsar to Dorzong – bike-hiking in Zanskar, India.
Longest stretch without seeing tarmac : 1,085km – Hito Cajon, Region II, Chile to Tambo Quemado, Oruro, Bolivia.
Most consecutive nights of camping : 38 – Quetena, Bolivia to Fiambala, Argentina.
Most consecutive days of cycling : 15 – Conococha to Huancavelica, Peru; Boicucanga to Iguazu Falls, Brazil.
Most consecutive days of hiking : 15 – Cordon Ojos del Salado, Puna, Catamarca, Argentina.
Most consecutive days of combined biking & hiking : 16 – San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Antofagasta de la Sierra, Catamarca, Argentina (via Llullaillaco and Antofalla volcanoes).
Longest stretch without a puncture : 6,885km (N) – Villa Dolores, Argentina; UK; India; Nepal. Puncture in Caraz, Peru.
Longest distance cycled without a stop: 68km – El Portezuelo (770m) to red light in Chepes (650m), La Rioja, Argentina.
Most water carried (each) on the bikes : 17 litres – Leaving Paso Socompa for Llullaillaco, Salta, Argentina.
Most food carried on the bikes : 18 days – Leaving for Pissis, Bonete and Veladero, Argentina.
Most restaurant meals eaten in a 24 hour period : 7 – Llica, Dpto de Potosi, Bolivia.
Longest time without a fresh fruit or vegetable : 17 days – hiking on the Puna, Catamarca, Argentina
Longest time without a shower : 21 days – Fiambala to Villa Union (though we went to termas in this time). Without a wash: 17 days – hiking on the Puna, Catamarca, Argentina.
Longest time without seeing another human being : 8 days – hiking on the Puna, Catamarca, Argentina (the first 7 days the only signs of life we were 2 insects and a small patch of lichen); cycling from Paso Socompa to Volcan Antofalla, via Llullaillaco; and cycling from Antofagasta de la Sierra to Paso San Francisco, via Condor.
Longest we were followed by a dog : 30km – Near Puyuhuapi, Carretera Austral, Chile.
Longest we were followed by a 3-legged dog : 26km – Leaving Rio de los Sauces, Cordoba, Argentina.
Maximum Sleeping Altitude : 5,930m – high camps on Llullaillaco and Tres Cruces, Argentina.
Maximum Altitude Hiking : 6,892m – Ojos del Salado, Argentina.
Minimum temperature when staying in a tea house : -27C – Gokyo, Solu Khumbu, Nepal.