0 Likes

The View from the Summit of Chacaltaya (5,421m)
Bolivia

A relatively short walk from the now defunct ski-lift area will take one to reach an astonishing altitude of 5,421m in about half an hour, commanding an almost uninterrupted view of La Paz valley and the surrounding mountains.

Originally topped with a glacier that had all but melted away by late 2009, now the mountain hut and the ski resort of Chacaltaya is left to tell the sorry tale of the effect of global warming. It is envisaged that within 15 years or so the Andes will see enough of its massive glaciers retreating to threaten the water supply to the entire region.

Copyright: Arroz marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Uploaded: 12/11/2012
Updated: 11/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: chacaltaya; huayna potosi; cordillera real; la paz; bolivia; andes
comments powered by Disqus

Arroz Marisco
The Derelict Ski Resort at Chacaltaya
Arroz Marisco
Sunrise over Huayna Potosí at 5200m
Arroz Marisco
The Bus Terminal of La Paz
Arroz Marisco
Clearing Sky over Cerro Mulamaniya
Erbol Digital
Plaza Uyuni La Paz
Steffen Leidel
La Paz
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Tuni
Arroz Marisco
Where is Río Paya Huichinta ?
Peter Deselaers
Transportistas blocked roads in La Paz
Arroz Marisco
The Valley of Caterpillars
Erbol Digital
Panorámica Punto Verde 1 - Final Línea Amarilla
Steffen Leidel
Rubbish dump in El Alto
Thomas K Sharpless
January Sunset
John Wood
Paddy's Haircut
made Pasuatmadi
Aerial Monument Bajra Sandhi Bali
Joby Catto
Crashed US Navy C-117 (C-47) at Sólheimasandur, Iceland
Ivan Khimin
Kievskiy Pano 1 Copy Cube 0 Equi
Beata Kuckovska
Sunset in Kezmarok
Andrea Biffi
Leadenhall in London
zeljko soletic
Villa Stay
Stefano Gelli
Terme del Corallo - Livorno
Tomas Kysela
Hejnice - Pohled na Kostel Navštívení Panny Marie přes Řeku
Jerzy Pajor
Circus Zalewski
Bernardo Patino
Ankorwatesferica
Arroz Marisco
Magic of Uyuni - Cloudy Morning
Arroz Marisco
The Father of the Forest
Arroz Marisco
Chorten on the Way to Khunde
Arroz Marisco
The Aquamarine Colour of Laguna de los Tres in Spring
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Cullicocha Enroute to Osouri Pass
Arroz Marisco
Palacio Bellas De Artes of Mexico City
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Colorada
Arroz Marisco
Meeting of Three Lagos
Arroz Marisco
Sunset over Yanacon Pass
Arroz Marisco
The Melting Glacier of Pastoruri
Arroz Marisco
Laguna Orconcocha
Arroz Marisco
Moorish Style Cathedral of Copacabana
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.