We all get water from there," he said, pointing to Huascaran
Near Huascaran, farmers recently abandoned their traditional crops of corn and potatoes to grow roses for a Dutch company that exports to Europe.
Near the Huascaran park I visited, for example, an earthquake in 1970 caused a mass of ice to tumble from the mountain, sending a massive mudflow hurtling toward the town of Yungay 12 kilometers away.
Maranon: Patrimonio Historico also describes an ecological diversity with massive glaciers: the cordilleras of Huayhuash, Raura, Jancapampa, Huascaran
, and Pelagatos, which offer an array of stunning snowcapped peaks, pristine lakes, and dazzling waterfalls of mystical fancy.
A similar ice core record from the Huascaran
ice cap in Peru has shown a strong warming over the last 200 years.
The first of the two tantalizing events is apparent in an ice core drilled in 1993 from an ice field in the Peruvian Andes called Huascaran
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Recording of El Nino in ice core delta 18 oxygen records from Nevado Huascaran
Llama packers in Peru's Huascaran
preserve have adopted a slightly different set.
In Peru, PanAmSat worked together with the government on the Huascaran
project to provide distance learning through 8000 VSAT sites for remote villages throughout the country.
North is 22,205 feet, several hundred feet lower than the south peak.
Correlation with the Quelccaya and Huascaran