Cordillera Blanca


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Cordillera Blanca

 

the highest mountain range in the Corsdillera Occidental of the Peruvian Andes. It is part of the interoceanic drainage divide between the Santa and Marafion river basins. About 180 km long, the range has 35 peaks over 6,000 m in elevation, the highest of which is Mount Huascaran (6,768 m). It is composed primarily of intrusive rock. The Cordillera Blanca is the largest glacial region not only of the tropical Andes but of the earth’s equatorial and subequatorial zones as well, with contemporary glaciation covering 1,000 sq km. Perennial snows begin at elevations of about 5,000 m. The slopes are mainly covered with dry mountain-steppe vegetation.

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En ambos casos intervienen agentes externos con intereses definidos; en el primer caso, la explotacion del recurso turistico de la cordillera Huayhuash, reconocido por su extraordinaria riqueza paisajistica, que abre una nueva ruta hacia esta parte de la cordillera Blanca y, en el segundo caso, la explotacion de recursos mineros del proyecto Pallca, situado en las nacientes del rio Llamac, entra a su fase de explotacion, cuando los tramites de la exploracion y la aprobacion del Estudio de Impacto Ambiental (EIA) han concluido satisfactoriamente.
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The Cordillera Blanca (White Range), in AaAaAeAeAaAaAeAcAaAaAeAaAaAaAeA ncash, is the second mountain range in the world after the Himalayas and the Peruvian capital of mountaineering.
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A lo largo de este valle, el rio discurre de direccion noroeste entre la cordillera Negra en el margen oeste y la cordillera Blanca en el margen este mas de 180 km de distancia antes de descender atravesando la cordillera Occidental, en direccion oeste, por un tramo de mas de 100 km, hasta desembocar en el oceano Pacifico.
Flora y vegetacion de suelos crioturbados y habitats asociados en la Cordillera Blanca, Ancash, Peru.
glaciares que circundan y abastecen a la laguna Paron, ubicada en la Cordillera Blanca de Peru, cerca a la ciudad de Caraz, y muy proxima al Huascaran (Figura 1).
The dwindling number of visitors to Pastoruri - 34,000 last year compared to an estimated 100,000 per year in the 1990s - has eroded tourism earnings that support thousands in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru's most popular cluster of snowy peaks.
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Luzmila Davila Roller, ingeniera de la Unidad de Glaciologia y Recursos Hidricos de la Autoridad Nacional del Agua (ANA), puntualiza que la desaparicion de los glaciares peruanos ya se inicio en 2005, con el glaciar Broggi, que pertenecia a la Cordillera Blanca, en Ancash.
aparece desde el centro hasta el suroeste de Ecuador, en el noreste de Peru y poblaciones aisladas mas al sur de la Cordillera Blanca y la zona de Cuzco-Apurimac.