Chain of Mountains, Cordillera Blanca
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Chain of Mountains, Cordillera Blanca

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Part of the Andes, the majestic Cordillera Blanca, literally translated as the "White Mountain" is a chain of mountains averaging over 5,000 metres high stretching for a length of 180 kms in the province of Ancash in Peru. 

The moist current coming from the Pacific soon condenses around the imposing peaks and a blanketing expanse of dark cloud soon envelopes everything after this picture was taken.

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Imágenes cercanas en Peru

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A: Plaza de Caraz

por John Sánchez, a 9.3 km.

Caraz, ubicado en el departamento de Ancash, es muy conocida por sus dulces de fruta, de calles angos...

Plaza de Caraz

B: Paxt7991

por Edmundo Paz Torres, a 10.1 km.

Paxt7991

C: Caserío de Cosma - Jimbe Perú

por Edmundo Paz Torres, a 17.1 km.

En la plazuela de Cosma ha crecido la hierba gracias a las lluvias recientes. La historia del caserío...

Caserío de Cosma - Jimbe Perú

D: Yungay Cemetery in Memory of the Tragic Avalanche

por Arroz Marisco, a 18.3 km.

39 years ago on May 31, 1970 a devastating Ritcher Scale 8 earthquake struck off the coast of northen...

Yungay Cemetery in Memory of the Tragic Avalanche

E: Trailhead at Cashapampa

por Arroz Marisco, a 18.7 km.

No, we are not contemplating the difficulties lying ahead, rather we are just so surprised that the f...

Trailhead at Cashapampa

F: Camino hacia Iglesia Irca - Jimbe Peru

por Edmundo Paz Torres, a 18.9 km.

Para llegar a este privilegiado sitio arqueológico hay que apearse en la carretera, cerca de Cosma (1...

Camino hacia Iglesia Irca - Jimbe Peru

G: Cerca de Iglesia Irca - Jimbe Perú

por Edmundo Paz Torres, a 19.0 km.

A 3150 m de altitud, en una destacada cima rodeada de abismos, los antiguos jimbeños construyeron una...

Cerca de Iglesia Irca - Jimbe Perú

H: Iglesia Irca - Sitio arqueológico cerca de Cosma - Jimbe Perú

por Edmundo Paz Torres, a 19.1 km.

Sobre una conspicua cumbre, a 3150 m de altitud, yace una construcción de 40x40 m de época preinca. D...

Iglesia Irca - Sitio arqueológico cerca de Cosma - Jimbe Perú

I: Iglesia Irca, sitio arqueológico cerca de Jimbe, a 3150 m de altitud

por Edmundo Paz Torres, a 19.1 km.

En una cima privilegiada, a 3150 m de altitud, se ubica esta importante construcción preinca, la cual...

Iglesia Irca, sitio arqueológico cerca de Jimbe, a 3150 m de altitud

J: Carretera hacia el caserío Cosma - Jimbe Perú

por Edmundo Paz Torres, a 20.9 km.

Esta carretera fue una de las primeras vías que se construyeron hacia los caseríos, a base de arduo t...

Carretera hacia el caserío Cosma - Jimbe Perú

Este panorama fue tomado en Peru, South America

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Text by Steve Smith.

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