The 5,000m high Qampa Pass
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The 5,000m high Qampa Pass

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Qampa Pass at last with the stormy weatherfront just about to pass over the mighty Callangate Massif (6,110m) to my left here.

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A: First Glimpse of Mapacho basin from Qampa Pass

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The rolling plain ahead is part of the upper reach of mapacho basin at the foot of Ausangate.  From t...

First Glimpse of Mapacho basin from Qampa Pass

B: Approaching Qampa Pass ( 5,000m ) on the Ausangate Trek

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The misery of hiking in bad weather against strong gusts and through heavy snow would be over I thoug...

Approaching Qampa Pass ( 5,000m ) on the Ausangate Trek

C: First Glimpse of Laguna Comaococha

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Despite the cloudy weather the twin lakes of Comacocha (or Qomacocha) still shone with a dazzling tur...

First Glimpse of Laguna Comaococha

D: The Mountain Amphitheater of Ausangate

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I thought I would take this one last chance to see whether I could have a better view of the surround...

The Mountain Amphitheater of Ausangate

E: A Lull before the Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass

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There was a sudden break in the thickening clouds and for a split second the landscape was lit up by ...

A Lull before the Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass

F: The Sacred Laguna of Minaparayoc

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On the way to the village of Pacchanta one could not but be gobsmacked by the sight of three beautifu...

The Sacred Laguna of Minaparayoc

G: Rain Coming My Way Enroute to Pacchanta

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There are two more lakes further down along the way to Pacchanta. I did this side trip to take a bett...

Rain Coming My  Way Enroute to Pacchanta

H: Gathering Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass

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The following day saw another storm coming our way and with the terrain all cover with snow our guide...

Gathering Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass

I: Gathering Storm Enroute to Qampa Pampa

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The plain below this bluff is seriously boggy and one should tread with care. The clouds had by now a...

Gathering Storm Enroute to Qampa Pampa

J: On the Way to Pampacancha from Paso Palomani

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It is a leisurely stroll to the small hamlet at Pampacancha down the valley from Palomani Pass. The w...

On the Way to Pampacancha from Paso Palomani

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