Laguna Carnicero enroute to Huayhuash
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Laguna Carnicero enroute to Huayhuash

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At 4441m a.s.l. Laguna Carnicero, named after the peak of the same name (5960m) is a rather convenient place to pitch up a tent and call it a day following the arduous pass at Siula Punta (4830m) except that the best spot has already been taken by an American expedition we decided to carry on to the next camp site at Huayhuash another 1 kilometre further ahead.

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