I'm keen to cycle from Santiago to Buenos Aires in the coming months, hopefully before the weather turns too cold. Does anybody have any experience with crossing the pass between Santiago and Mendoza? I believe it's called Paso Internacional Los Libertadores and is 3,200m elevation. In May is it likely to get closed due to snow at all?
Browsing the web I haven't found any accounts of cyclists riding over it, although I don't see why it can't be done. Looking at the map it seems that the last town in Chile, Los Andes, to the first town in Argentina, Mendoza, is a distance of roughly 200 miles / 300 km. With all the climbing as well this means I cannot ride it in a single day - do you think I'd be able to camp, or could I do something like hitch a ride at the end of the day, then hitch a ride the following morning back to where I left off?
Any other advice for me regarding the route/weather/sites of interest etc.?