I set off into heavy rain and strong headwinds. Again the road partly flooded and it doesn’t stop raining until late afternoon. The first 180 km were hilly but then I have finally reached the Andes. The road goes steep up, first through dense rainforest, then into the clouds. I can definitely fell that I’m carrying luggage and struggle on the 20% ramps. On the top I have a fantastic view across the valley and the clouds below. Although it’s tough I’m happy to be in the Andes. I always prefer climbing rather than headwinds.