And what a mountain she is. I am, of course, talking about the Andes. When flying over the Andes from Montevideo to Santiago, they force you to put on your seatbeats. Mainly because of unexpected turbulence, but Air Canada doesn’t force it when flying over the Rockies.
I suspect it’s because of how high, and how close you are to the Andes. Also the Andes have the highest point – 7,000m in South America. You can’t really tell in the pictures I post below, but we are pretty close, and they are quite jagged mountains, and also possibly weather related. These are from just slightly higher than 11,000 meters high in the sky.
Two other stories, some of these you may have heard about, one documented in the movie, Alive: