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The Melting Glacier of Laguna Llaca

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Here I am standing right in front of the melting tongue of the combined glacier of Nevados Oschapalca (5,881 m) and Ranrapalc<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-melting-glacier-of-laguna-llaca-peru">...(more)</a>

Cordillera Blanca from the View Point of Rataquenua

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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A nice half-day hike from the city of Huaraz southward is the view point of Rataquenua where one could enjoy <a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/cordillera-blanca-from-the-view-point-of-rataquenua-peru">...(more)</a>

Another View of Laguna Shallap

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Devastating earthquake in the last century has made it mandatory to have preventive measures in place to prevent flash flood from all the glacier-fed lakes of the cordillera.

Chacaraju overlooking Cebollampampa

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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A short climb along the moraine of Chararaju (6,108m) not only rewards one with a panoramic view of the beautiful laguna 69 b<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/chacaraju-overlooking-cebollampampa-peru">...(more)</a>

View of Laguna Shallap

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Here is the small laguna Shallap which could often be visited on a long day trip from Huaraz. 

The Granite Walls of Quebrada Shallap

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Bits of granite crumble off the walls of the quebrada leaving a trail of large boulders along the valley floor.

First View of Nevado San Juan

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Quebrada Shallap lies just south of the granite wall of quebrada Quilcayhuanca with Nevado San Juan (5,843m) straddling high above overlooking a small circular laguna at the head of this valley. 

Laguna Cuchillacocha

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Surrounded by jagged mountain peaks and fed by the beautiful glacier of Pucaranra (6,156m), Laguna Cuchillacocha at 4,650m a.s.l. makes for <a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/laguna-cuchillacocha-peru">...(more)</a>

Laguna Tullpacocha

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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At the head of the valley (quebrada Quilcayhuanca) lies two beautiful glacier lakes, the lower one at the foot of the calving glacier of Tallp<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/laguna-tullpacocha-peru">...(more)</a>

The Convergence of two valleys at Andavite

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The dark granite of Andavite (5,518m) divides the valley into two halves, the left one being the natural contiuation o<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-convergence-of-two-valleys-at-andavite-peru">...(more)</a>

The Meadow of Quebrada Quilcayhuanca

Published about 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Deserted as it may appear, the green meadows and glacier lakes of Quebrada Quilcayhuanca reward hikers and visitors with vistas no less wonderful than its more popular northern neighbours.

Last Glimpse of Nevados Santa Cruz

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Here I bid my last farewell to Nevados Santa Cruz before the trail takes a sharp turn heading down hill.

Laguna Cullicocha on a Cloudless Morning

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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I spent a freezing night near the bank of laguna Cullicocha and was greeted by the awesome sight of the lake the following morning hardly with any cloud in the sky.

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

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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After almost a week constantly on the move in the cordillera, the steep climb up to the first pass from the bottom of Quebra<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-second-hurdle-osoruri-pass-4860m-peru">...(more)</a>

First Hurdle - Vientunan Pass at 4,750m

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The following morning I began retracing my steps in 2009 on a hike back to Laguna Cullicocha.Here is the first hurdle - Vientunan Pass at 4,750m looking at the glaciated peak of Miluacocha (5,404m).

Alpamayo Basking in the Sun

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Finally landing on the flats of Quebrada, I just caught the beautiful Alpamayo glowing  under the setting sun.

The Mountain Amphitheater below Paso Gara Gara

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Descending from Paso Gara Gara (4,830m) is such a joy for the eyes are constantly treated to the beautiful glaciat<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-mountain-amphitheater-below-paso-gara-gara-peru">...(more)</a>

Below Gara Gara Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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As soon as I set foot upon the tiny Gara Gara Pass, a gale so strong as to blow me off the top desended from out of the blue, without any si<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/below-gara-gara-pass-peru">...(more)</a>

The Valley below Gara Gara Pass (4,830m)

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Gara Gara Pass at 4,830m is the second higest pass on the famed Alpamayo circuit and it lies right ahead above that mini-landslide area.

Mesapata Pass at 4,460m

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The view from Paso Mesapata (4.460m) is dominated by Mt Pucahirca (6,040m) directlt opposite. Sitting below its many peaks are the two lakes of Safuna but only the lower one could be seen here.