|View of the Andes from a Chilean airliner heading North.|
The crew flew North 700 miles from the capitol city of Santiago to Chile's second biggest city, Antofagasta. For the entire flight, the Andes were out to the right side and the Pacific Ocean out the left. It was trance-like, I kept pinching myself. I think the mountain sticking up is Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, at 22,841 feet.