Cordillera Huayhuash

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Cordillera Huayhuash

 

a mountain range in the Andes, part of the Cordillera Occidental of Peru, rising in Mount Yerupajá to 6,632 m. About 150 km long, the range is composed chiefly of Mesozoic sedimentary rock; effusive rock predominates in the northwest and south. Alpine relief forms are characteristic, and there is significant contemporary glaciation in the north. There are many lakes. The Marañon, Huallaga, and Mantaro rivers of the Amazon basin rise on its eastern slopes and the rivers of the Pacific Ocean basin on its western slopes.

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Nestled within a narrow corridor of Peruvian Andes, Huayhuash, this is one of the best mountain treks in the world and if life offered you only one alpine trek then this is it; the complete package.
By Greyhound and plane and bus again he travelled with two other young alpinists to the Cordillera Huayhuash of the Andes, a remote and almost uninhabited part of northern Peru.
Exodus (0845 863 9601) offers 22-day escorted tour ex-Heathrow Aug 8 for pounds 2,533 on high altitude trek around Huayhuash range of Peruvian Andes.
In the third phase of their trip, the pupils walked up to 20km a day to complete an eight-day high altitude trek as part of the famous Huayhuash Circuit, where the highest peaks are over 4,900 metres.
The goal is the beautiful valley in the Cordillera Huayhuash, the scene of Joe Simpson's Touching the Void epic.
Corporal John Ryan was part of a team of who travelled the spectacular Huayhuash circuit in the south American country.
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.
Signaller Sarah Kain, 20, of Lockwood, was in a team which travelled the Huayhuash circuit in the north and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
THEMED HOLIDAYS TREKKING IN PERU: Sherpa Walking Holidays (020 8577 2717) offers 13-day fully supported trek in 21-day itinerary in Cordillera Huayhuash via snow-covered peaks, glaciers and lakes, Lima and Huaraz for pounds 2,075.