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Gathering Storm Enroute to Qampa Pampa

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The plain below this bluff is seriously boggy and one should tread with care. The clouds had by now all came together as one great blanket and soon another snow storm would follow.

The Sacred Laguna of Minaparayoc

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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On the way to the village of Pacchanta one could not but be gobsmacked by the sight of three beautiful lakes lying at the foot o<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/the-sacred-laguna-of-minaparayoc-peru">...(more)</a>

First Glimpse of Laguna Comaococha

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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Despite the cloudy weather the twin lakes of Comacocha (or Qomacocha) still shone with a dazzling turquoise colour at the foot of the 5,950m high Pacchanta, a minor peak of the Massif Callangate.

First Glimpse of Mapacho basin from Qampa Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The rolling plain ahead is part of the upper reach of mapacho basin at the foot of Ausangate.  From this ponit onwards the trail is almost all the way downhill to the next settlement at Pacchanta.

The 5,000m high Qampa Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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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.

A Lull before the Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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There was a sudden break in the thickening clouds and for a split second the landscape was lit up by the azure sky above before the storm finally arrived with vengeance.

Gathering Storm on the Way to Qampa Pass

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The following day saw another storm coming our way and with the terrain all cover with snow our guide was also lost  and<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/gathering-storm-on-the-way-to-qampa-pass-peru">...(more)</a>

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

Published over 1 year ago by Arroz Marisco

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The misery of hiking in bad weather against strong gusts and through heavy snow would be over I thought as I a<a href="http://www.360cities.net/image/approaching-qampa-pass-5000m-on-the-ausangate-trek-peru">...(more)</a>