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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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.
Corporal John Ryan was part of a team of who travelled the spectacular Huayhuash circuit in the south American country.
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.