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The sands of Cerro Huancar, in the Puna Jujeña, will be the scene of a day of sandboarding

Cerro Huancar, an imposing formation covered in sand in the Puna Jujeña, will be the scene of a day of
| 06 September, 2019 |

Cerro Huancar, an imposing formation covered with sand in the Puna Jujeña, will be the scene of a sandboard day next Saturday, 07/09. Experts and amateurs will participate. It was announced by authorities of the Ministry of Tourism of Jujuy and coordinators of Puna Extreme, organizers of the event.

The activity, whose headquarters will be the town of Abra Pampa, will take place with trainees during the morning. Then, landslides over 450 meters high, as reported at a press conference.

The Agenda

“ From 8 o’clock there will be instructive talks and after noon they will have to leave alone. They can attend from children to adults,” said Diego Barrojo, coordinator of the event.

At noon, in line with Puna Extreme’s objectives of working together with indigenous communities, there will be a lunch at the foot of the Huancar by local people who will offer regional meals and their handicrafts and promote tourist circuits in the area.

The instructive talks will be given by members of “Malón Sandboard”. It is an enterprise of Abra Pampa dedicated to the design, manufacture, rental and sale of boards, sledges and sand skiing. They will make available the necessary equipment for those who sign up for the event.

Participants include visitors arriving from Tucumán, Jump and Ushuaia, as Barrojo anticipated.

Other activities

The activity is part of an agenda launched in April this year. It seeks to attract sports and active tourism lovers to Jujuy . Includes individual and combined competitions not only sandboard, but also trekking, mountain bike and trail running.

The organization involves the communities of each site where an event is organized. These participate with the attention of all the demands of visitors. But also by offering its products and alternatives available for active tourism and adventure.

In the future, a day of trail running to celebrate the 100 years of the community of Barranca is already being promoted for September 29. And on October 6 a six-hour trek to the snowy Chañi.

This Saturday, among the participating communities are Tabladitas, Cochinoca, Tres Cruces, Tuite and Abra Pampa, the latter about 210 kilometers from the capital of Jujeña along National Route 9.

Source: Télam

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