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The Melting Glacier of Pastoruri
Peru

The sad fate of this once magnificent glacier is very much evident from the view here - not only has it retreated from those tarns downhill that mark it's precious extent it has also diminished so much in size that it has disintegrated into two parts with the smaller one rapidly melting away - just a mere ice cap nowadays.

To hike from here to its more imposing sibling would take about 30 minutes.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 05/09/2012
Uploaded: 16/11/2012
Updated: 11/06/2014
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Tags: pastoruri; andes; cordillera blanca; huaraz; global warming; glacier; peru
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