Abra Rit'ipata

Abra Rit'ipata

Abra Rit'ipata is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.947m (16,230ft) above the sea level, located in the Apolobamba mountain range in the Andes of Peru.

The road over the pass, also known as Cerro Ritipata, is gravel but with a good surface.The road includes some hairpin turns, pretty dangerous. It’s pretty steep. Watch out for sudden loose-gravel breaks. After rain, even a single rainfall, conditions of the road can be challenging. The unpaved sections of the road can be impassable when wet. The climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging. A few mine vehicles use this road.

 

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