DDTV – NOW THE ICE ROAD TREKKERS ARE TAKING ON DEATH ROAD

first_imgThey’re on the road again! Their last expedition saw them join the elite group of people who have conquered the Dalton Highway in North Alaska which led them up the 1000 mile ice route to the Arctic Ocean. The expedition was a great success as it raised €30,000 for three in need local charities.Now in April they are setting off again, this time with the help of Kelly’s Toyota, to the southern hemisphere in an attempt to conquer the worlds most dangerous road…the Death Road in Bolivia.LEG ONE: They fly into La Paz, with the help of online flight agency SkyScanner.com, the highest city in the world with an altitude of 13,331ft, where they pick up a Toyota Land Cruiser, regarded worldwide as the best overland 4×4 vehicle, which has been kindly sponsored by Kelly’s Toyota Letterkenny. From there they will climb to an altitude of 15,534ft to take on the Yungas Road (Death Road) a road which is steeped in history of landslides, sheer 2000ft drops, waterfall crossings and severe width restrictions, no crash barriers its easy to understand how the Yungas Road has earned its nickname and respect of all who drive and travel it.LEG TWO:The Death Road leaves them deep in the amazon jungle and from there they will navigate their way towards the Chilean border to attempt to drive the Guallatiri Volcano (altitude 19,918ft), this is an active Volcano in Chile and last erupted in 1985. There is no record of anyone going higher than 17,250ft on this volcano.After the attempt on the Volcano they make their way to the South Pacific Ocean crossing the dreaded Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world. Camping here will feel very remote due to the fact that no living organisms can survive in this inhospitable environment.From here we have some very steep gradients, over sand dune roads, to traverse until we reach the Ocean.There has been months of planning and organising in order to make this trip a success which has involved vehicle preparation in conjunction with Brendan Kelly of Kelly’s Toyota Letterkenny, their main sponsor on this expedition.The three lads have also had advice from the only Donegal man to summit Everest, Jason Black, who knows and respects the altitude that the lads are going to battle with so with several hours put in training, researching and preparing for the latest expedition they are not taking the challenge lightly. DDTV – NOW THE ICE ROAD TREKKERS ARE TAKING ON DEATH ROAD was last modified: March 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Death RoaddonegalIce Road TrekkersSouth Americalast_img

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