Monday, April 16, 2018

Monserrate Above Bogota

We didn't lack enough oxygen in Bogota so we headed higher to Monserrate to overlook the 3rd highest capital city. Monserrate's highest point is 3,152 m (10,341 ft) on Wikipedia but there's a sign that says 3,170 meters. Whichever figure is right, it's fairly high even though it didn't look like a huge move up from the 2,640 m (8,660 ft) elevation of Bogota. 

not very high? criss-cross of funicular rail and cable car cables
 well, we did need a funicular to get up there
and it passed through a tunnel

cable car for the down trip

 in the clouds

a wonderful lunch overlooking the clouds and rain

headed outside for a clearing view but another bank of clouds and rain rolled in fast...

we took the cable car back down the mountain in the clouds

a little clearer at the bottom but the rain was still coming down

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