San Antonio Pass, Huayhuash Circuit
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San Antonio Pass, Huayhuash Circuit

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Here the view from San Antonio Pass is one of the best on this beautiful trek. From left to right are Jirishanca(6126 m), Yerupajá(6635 m), Siula(6356 m), Sarapo(6143 m) and Jarau(6050m) respectively. The turquoise lake on the far left should be where the base camp for the ascent to Siulá is - where Joe Simpson undertook the fateful event as depicted in the film "Touching the Void". On the opposite side of the valley the landscape is dominated by Cuyoc(5550m) and the pass of the same name is just beyond it in the distance. The trek on this part is probably one of the most strenuous - Pass Cuyoc is 5000m a.s.l followed by a descent of nearly 1000m before climbing up to this view point at close to 5000m against a very slippery slope.

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A: The Precarious Glacier of Punta Cuyoc, Huayhuash, peru

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This is the highest pass, at 5000m on this trek - appropriately named Punta Cuyoc as it skirts narrow...

The Precarious Glacier of Punta Cuyoc, Huayhuash, peru

B: Approaching Punta Cuyoc

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Taking a mini detour on the way to Punta Cuyoc, here above a small mound the view is towards Cordille...

Approaching Punta Cuyoc

C: Portachuelo de Huayhuash

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At 4750m, the mountain pass of Portachuelo de Huayhuash is one of the easiest passes on the entire ci...

Portachuelo de Huayhuash

D: Laguna Carnicero enroute to Huayhuash

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At 4441m a.s.l. Laguna Carnicero, named after the peak of the same name (5960m) is a rather convenien...

Laguna Carnicero enroute to Huayhuash

E: Toll Gate above Laguna Viconga

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Possibly the fourth toll gate on the circuit, this one above Laguna Viconga however has the best view...

Toll Gate above Laguna Viconga

F: Twin Lakes of Laguna Quesillacocha, Huayhuash, Peru

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The Huayhuash Circuit is one of the most beautiful trek in the world, made famous by the film "Touchi...

Twin Lakes of Laguna Quesillacocha, Huayhuash, Peru

G: Quesillococha Lake, Another View

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This is just another take on the twin lakes of Quesillococha - at a slightly higher level and beyond ...

Quesillococha Lake, Another View

H: Quesillacocha pass, Huayhuash, Peru

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The 4800m pass above Laguna Quesillacocha is made less strenuous than one would realize by the engros...

Quesillacocha pass, Huayhuash, Peru

I: By the Shore of Laguna Siula

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On the way to the 4830m high Siula Punta (Quesillococha Pass) one passes a series of three consecutiv...

By the Shore of Laguna Siula

J: 2nd Lake Of Quesillococha

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The trail to the pass skirts around the edges of three succesive lagunas of Quesillococha, of which t...

2nd Lake Of Quesillococha

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