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The Second Hurdle - Osoruri Pass (4,860m)
Peru

After almost a week constantly on the move in the cordillera, the steep climb up to the first pass from the bottom of Quebrada Alpamayo had finally already taken its toll on me so much so that by the time I reached the second pass of Osoruri at 4,860m I almost came crawling up on the last stretch of the sandy trail.

The second hurdle is also the last of the many mountain passes on the Alpamayo circuit and beyong that the trail will be almost all the way downhill to the relative comforts of modern day amenities.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
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Taken: 05/08/2012
Uploaded: 15/05/2013
Updated: 11/06/2014
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Tags: alpamayo; santa cruz; cullicocha; osoruri; vientunan; cordillera blanca; andes; ancash; peru
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