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First Hurdle of the Ausangate Trek - the 4,850m High Arapa Pass
Peru

It took about an hour and a half or so  to hike from the small settlement of Upis to the first hurdle of the Ausangate Trek - the 4,850m high Arapa Pass. It was a glorious day to start off with but a big blanket of cloud soon rolled in from the north to smother the sun out in less than an hour's time.

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View of Ausangate en route to Arapa Pass
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Gully Behind Western Face of Ausangate
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The Very Rugged Landscape of Ausangate
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First Glimpse of Nevado Sorimana
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Brewing Storm over Yanacocha
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On the Way to Arapa Pass
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Snow Storm on the Way to Puma Cocha
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Rio Upis of Ausangate
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Storm over Pumacocha Lake
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Tarns and Lagunas below Nevado Sorimana
Tord Remme
Midnight sun seen from Bremnes, Bodø
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SHANGRILA RESORT SKARDU PAKISTAN
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Feld
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Skogafoss Waterfall
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Home of the pioneers
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Brewing Storm over Yanacocha
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Gorak Shep
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Cerro Calvario, Copacabana
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San Felipe Fortress of Cartagena
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First View of Laguna Jatuncocha
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First Glimpse of Laguna Comaococha
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The Many Tarns on the Way to Glacier Grey
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Entrance to the Everest - Monjo
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From Andes to the Amazon 6
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The Ancient Burial Site of Karajía
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