0 Likes

Sunrise over Mt Pucaraju
Peru

The night passed uneventfully at the campsite in quebrada Tuctubamba by the foot of Mt Taulliraju.

The following morning with hardly a cloud in sight I began my hike up what seemed like an inpenetrable ridge of black rock - Mt Pucaraju to my right here where the Alto Paso Pucaraju is (4,640m).

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Uploaded: 03/05/2013
Updated: 11/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: quebrada santa cruz; punta union; taullicocha; taulliraju; alpamayo; pucaraju; tuctubamba; caraz; andes; ancash; peru
comments powered by Disqus

Arroz Marisco
Cordillera Blanca from Paso Pucaraju
Arroz Marisco
Descending Alto Paso Pucaraju
Arroz Marisco
The Grazing Field below Mt Pucaraju
Arroz Marisco
Punta Unión, High Pass of the Popular Santa Cruz Trek
Arroz Marisco
Clouds over Punta Union, the High Mountain Pass of Santa Cruz Trek
Arroz Marisco
Nevada Taulliraju
Arroz Marisco
The Long Descent towards Laguna Huecrococha
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Huecrococha
Arroz Marisco
The Western Face of Taulliraju
Arroz Marisco
The Open Plain below Mt Taulliraju
Arroz Marisco
Sunrise over Taulliraju
Arroz Marisco
Quebrada Santa Crua in Ruins
Toni Garbasso
Teepees - Petrified Forest
Rami Saarikorpi
Jussi Pennanen snowmobile Specialist
Sahneh
The Greek Ship, Kish Island, Persian Gulf, Iran
Toni Garbasso
Teepees - El Viejo - Petrified Forest
Mark de Graaf
Delft Scheepsmakerij "under the the blue smoke"
Ian McCarney
Hastings Beach 003
Roger Berry
Man Mandir Ghat, Varanasi Ganges River
Ramin Dehdashti
Dasht-e Kavir
Roger Berry
Dashashwamedha Ghat Varanasi
Roger Berry
Rajendar Prasad Ghat Varanasi
Pavel Bogdanov
Snow Christmas Trees
Roger Berry
Prayag Ghat Varanasi
Arroz Marisco
Along Rio Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu 2
Arroz Marisco
Bolivian Landscape enroute to San Antonio de Lipez
Arroz Marisco
Along Rio Santa Teresa to Machu Picchu 1
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Cullicocha by the Foot of Nevado Santa Cruz
Arroz Marisco
The Bus Terminal of La Paz
Arroz Marisco
Condoriri
Arroz Marisco
Sunset at Cerro Torre
Arroz Marisco
Golden Field and Granite Cliff at Yosemite
Arroz Marisco
First Ray at Dawn, Condoriri
Arroz Marisco
Cloudy Dawn Over Plaza de Armas, Cusco
Arroz Marisco
Tengboche Monastry
Arroz Marisco
Boat Launching in Moorea
More About South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest. To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case. The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina. Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians. Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight? I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.Text by Steve Smith.