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    Chile/Peru September 2009

    As some of you know, I am planning an expedition to Chile and Peru, by September 2009. Yes, a year down the road.

    The idea is to expend 4 weeks or so down there.
    Extreme offroading is not the point, it is more exploration and discover of new lands and new people.

    We will try Atacama, Nazca and other challenging areas, so a 4x4 is needed.

    It will be very different if I go alone (I would most likely buy a used 4x4 down there and use it for the month) that if I go with someone, because sharing a big container may make it worth it to ship it down.

    So, if there is interest in this trip, let me know, of course, I would like to meet and share a trip before this one with anyone coming down. If I have to expend a month with somebody, I want to know I can trust/get along with him/her.

    So if you think you can get a month off work and are willing to try this, let me know PM, post here, whatever.

    So far I have one friend of mine that is willing to come with me as passenger and another one (who is local, lives in Santiago) who wants to share some parts of the journey.

    I have a year to round this up, 2 Land Rovers would be ideal, but 3 or 4 may work.

    As this will happen out of California, I don't plan to involve any of the clubs, that is the reason I posted here instead of NCLR or SCLR, but I am open to talk.

    I do want Land Rovers, so we can share tools/parts/help in case of need.

    I am no expert in expeditions, so any help, will be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    willing to go......check

    can get time off work.......check

    money to fund the trip........um money.......money.......

    sounds like a fun trip David. been wanting to do an expedition and this would be awesome. just don't see being able to save the bucks and get the rover ready for something like this. i might be willing to go as passenger/ camera guy though if you need one. something like this should be filmed you know.

    btw, there's a lot of useful info on expedition trave at expedition portal. not sure if you're registered here or not.

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/
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    x2 on the money. id love to go
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    Hey Monty,

    Yes I registered there and I've been compiling info from there. Good source of info.

    This doesn't have to be a huge investment in expedition equipment, I won't invest a lot at least, just the basics.

    I am working on a budget for the trip, I'll share with you when is ready if you have interest...

    It's a round trip of 3-4K miles, say 5-6K miles with extra excursions and stuff.

    Rough Map

    If you think you may be interested, let's run some numbers, we could even share some expenses, there is plenty of time to plan and start gathering required gear.

    David.
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    Wow, this sounds like a pretty cool run.

    Not this year....but??
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    Very interesting David!

    Just realize September month off will a tough one for me considering that's the start of the school season for my two boys!

    Love to join for the entire month, but perhaps I can fly-in and drive for just a week considering September will be a busy month for me!

    In fact, the CT110 (the kids in school calls it "The School Bus") reported for duty this week - taking Max, my 6 year old, to 1st grade, and Jake, my 3 year old, to Tiny Tot Drop! Roselyn picks them up!

    Doing this for the month of Sept till their nanny comes back from vacation and resumes duty! And I don't mind the duty - get to meet their teachers, transition them from playing the WII/outdoor stuff/sleeping late all summer to now doing homework, etc...

    Going to guess this September ritual will be repeated till Max and Jake can drive on their Land Rovers!

    Anyways, let us know your detailed plans and it would be great to see this trip on film; will be a trip to be remembered!
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    I am not sure 4 weeks will be enough time to drive to Chile and back. nevermind driving around down there or side trips on the way down.

    Quint Kuhl and Paul Reyes are putting together a trip for late '09 into '10 that takes quint 4 months or so to get down to Belize then if not mistaken Paul plans to continue on to Tierra Del Fuego and back in 8-9 months.

    I would love to do this kind of trip and if I can a 2 years salary to do it from some investors or someone, I am there. 1 year to plan and build and 1 year for the trip. then i would go back to work. maybe.
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    Ron,
    September is the beginning of spring there, October should be even better, but August, it's the end of winter.
    In fact, weather-wise it would be better to go in October or later, lots of rain in some areas though.

    Paloma kind of agrees to deal with the girls for a month, she knows this crazy adventure is important to me.

    If you assure me you'll come if we do this in August, I am willing to change it.

    Anyway, nothing is written in stone yet, so let's see what happens at the end...

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    Quote Originally Posted by badfysh View Post
    I am not sure 4 weeks will be enough time to drive to Chile and back. nevermind driving around down there or side trips on the way down.

    Quint Kuhl and Paul Reyes are putting together a trip for late '09 into '10 that takes quint 4 months or so to get down to Belize then if not mistaken Paul plans to continue on to Tierra Del Fuego and back in 8-9 months.

    I would love to do this kind of trip and if I can a 2 years salary to do it from some investors or someone, I am there. 1 year to plan and build and 1 year for the trip. then i would go back to work. maybe.
    Ship from California to Valparaiso, Chile, drive around to Peru and back, ship from Valparaiso to California, not driving down from here, not enough time for that as you said.
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    Sounds like an awesome trip!

    You need a chef?! Catering to the farthest corners of the earth! This would be it!!

    I wanted to plan a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula for next year but my father's health is making me think otherwise.

    Good luck and let me know if there's anything I can do to help. I have good friends in Chile.

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