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The Grazing Ground below Laguna Sactaycocha

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The trail leaves the beautiful valley of Jancapampa behind by turning north through a lush and shady gorge,climbing steadily along the way to emerge at this grazing ground which lies below Laguna Sactaycocha further up.

The Andean Shangri-La of Jancapampa

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The small hamlet nestled below the hanging glaciers of the towering peaks of Pucahirca (5,810m), Rinrihirca (5,810m) and Taul<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-andean-shangri-la-of-jancapampa-peru">...(more)</a>

Twilight over Paso Tupatupa at 4,400m

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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At long last I made it to the mountain pass of Tupatupa just before darkness had descended to make nevigation difficult. The<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/twilight-over-paso-tupatupa-at-4400m-peru">...(more)</a>

Sun Setting over Mt Taulliraju

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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My legs felt like jelly by the time I reached this ridge but the night was fast approaching and still the elusive mountain pass of Tupatupa wasn't showing up yet.

The Western Face of Taulliraju

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Having bagged one pass too early on during the day, my legs were yearning for another challenge as they were getting bored with do<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-western-face-of-taulliraju-peru">...(more)</a>

Laguna Huecrococha

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Laguna Huecrococha at 3,950m a.s.l is a large lake by Andean standard here. Relatively secluded with a milder weather it is the site of an active trout farming business here.

The Long Descent towards Laguna Huecrococha

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Not a single soul in sight I strolled leisurely down the valley amidst lush vegetations and soon found myself straying away from the main trail to reach this outcrop with a glimpse of the distant glaciated Mt Taulliraju.

The Grazing Field below Mt Pucaraju

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The plain below rolls out gently as a green grazing field on the other side of Mt. Pucaraju. There is no clear trail here and one just heads out the valley naturally.

Descending Alto Paso Pucaraju

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The descent is first via a rocky path before it peters out into the green slope half-way down the eastern face of Pucaraju where th<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/descending-alto-paso-pucaraju-peru">...(more)</a>

Cordillera Blanca from Paso Pucaraju

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A well-formed rocky path zig-zags its way up the steep slope of black Mt Pucaraju to this mountain pass at 4,640 m a.s.l. with a commanding view of the surrounding glaciated peaks of cordillera Blanca.

Sunrise over Mt Pucaraju

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The night passed uneventfully at the campsite in quebrada Tuctubamba by the foot of Mt Taulliraju.The following morning with hardly a cl<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/sunrise-over-mt-pucaraju-peru">...(more)</a>

Clouds over Punta Union, the High Mountain Pass of Santa Cruz Trek

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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I sighed a relief as I climbed up to this same rock again as I did in 2009 to take another pano<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/clouds-over-punta-union-the-high-mountain-pass-of-santa-cruz-trek-peru">...(more)</a>

The Open Plain below Mt Taulliraju

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Shrouded in clouds the magnificent Taulliraju (5,830m) refused to show its face again on my second visit to this place. The tr<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-open-plain-below-mt-taulliraju-peru">...(more)</a>

Quebrada Santa Crua in Ruins

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The once green valley now lies lifeless filled only with silt. Loosing precious green pasture to roam on, no wonder the cattle have all migrated to lower land.

The Landslide between Mt Paria and Mt Artesonraju

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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As I climbed up the trail edging closer to the crossroad to Alpamayo (5,947m) it became evident that the cause of the<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-landslide-between-paria-and-artesonraju-peru">...(more)</a>

Quenua Trees Clinging on to life.

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Once past Laguna Jatuncocha I was greeted by what seemed to me a carnage site.Only now at the time of writing that I realized an<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/quenua-trees-clinging-on-to-life-peru">...(more)</a>

First View of Laguna Jatuncocha

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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I camped alongside the much shrinken lake of Ichiccocha amidst fear of an impending storm.The following morning the sun took the centre stage without a single cloud in sight but that soon changed as I neared Jatuncocha.

The Cascading Rio Santa Cruz

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Running between the dark walls of the gorge is the noisy Rio Santa Cruz which tumbles and cascades between and over the numerous big boulders along the way.I am not far from the popular campsite of Llamacorral ahead.

Cattle roaming in Quebrada Santa Cruz

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Roaming cattle greeted me the moment I reached greener land. I could not remember seeing many of them when I did this trail in 2009 coming down in the opposite direction.

The Many Jagged Peaks and Rock Spires of Quebrada Santa Cruz

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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On my very first day on the famed Alpamayo circuit I inevitably had to retread part of the Santa Cru<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-many-jagged-peaks-and-rock-spires-of-quebrada-santa-cruz-peru">...(more)</a>