Trek around Cordillera Huayhuash

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These are photos of the trek around the Cordillera Huayhuash that I did with my son Emmanuel, Emilio Alvarado Fabián, and his son Peter in August 2003.

 

View from Cordillera Huayhuash from above the village of Chiquian.

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Start of the trek: The village of Llamac.

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Emilio and Emmanuel in the village of Palca.

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Valley of Q. Caliente and Laguna Pucacocha from Cacanpunta (pass).

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Laguna Mitacocha.

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Left: Laguna Carhuacocha. Right: Lagunas Quesillococha, Siula, and Gangrajanca (from front to back); the peak at the center is Jirishanca.

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Near Punta Carnicero under the snow.

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Punta Cuyoc.

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Nevados Puscanturpa Sur.

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View toward the south from Cerro San Antonio, with the spires of the west side of Nevados Puscanturpa on the left.

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View toward the north from Cerro San Antonio, with Laguna Jurau at the bottom and Nevadas Sarapo, 6127m (center left) and Carnicero, 5960m (center right).

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Laguna Susucocha.

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Below Laguna Susucocha.

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First trees of the trek, before reaching Punta Laucho.

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Facing Yerupaja, after crossing Punta Laucho.

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Descent toward Laguna Jahuacocha.

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Sumptuous Laguna Jahuacocha.

 

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Terrasses along Rio Achin viewed from far above, before descending toward Llamac.

 

Pachamanca at Emilio’s house.

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Emmanuel trains for his new job (city slicker).

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