river crossing with a volskwagen gol

River crossing with a Volskwagen Gol (Argentina)

Fording a river on Route 40 on the way to Abra El Acay (Acay Pass, 4,895 m /­ 16,059 ft).­

I had to cross this small river 6 or 7 times.­

Despite all the warning signs and local people telling me that it was a very difficult road, I had no problem at all with my Volkswagen Gol rental.­

You can attempt to cross this pass with a pasenger car only if the weather is very dry (no rain in the past several days) and if there is no chance of storm.­ If you get stuck or break down, it might take days to get you (and the car) back to civilization! So be prepared for the worst case.­

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Photos taken in Argentina in Februaty and March 2010.­

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