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The Recuay Culture
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24 mayo, 201025 febrero, 2019

The Recuay Culture

The most important pre-Hispanic culture of the Department of Ancash, apart from the Chavín culture, was the Recuay culture. It flourished between 100 and 700 A.D. and was widely distributed over most of the modern territory of Ancash, from the Pacific coast to the Marañón River, but especially in the highland regions of the Callejón...

Horsing Around in the Cordillera Blanca
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26 mayo, 200928 febrero, 2019

Horsing Around in the Cordillera Blanca

Frost, leftover from the cold, clear night still covers the ground in light layers, The sun is slowly rising over the top of Huamashraju , bringing warmth to the fields at the base of the Quebradas. The air is fresh and everyone is excited about the day trip to come. It is the first trip...

Birding the Cordillera Blanca
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26 mayo, 200928 febrero, 2019

Birding the Cordillera Blanca

Second only to the Himalayas in magnificence, the Cordillera Blanca is an awesome spectacle of glacier-spackled, fan-shaped, and pyramidal peaks. A hallowed destination for climbers, trekkers, and general nature enthusiasts, Huascarán National Park is also a worthy site for birders as it protects thousands of hectares of puna, páramo, and polylepis forest habitat, all of...

Epic Chakinani
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26 mayo, 200928 febrero, 2019

Epic Chakinani

And the winner of this year’s “World’s Best-kept Secret” award goes to—deafening silence and mounting suspense as the envelope is ceremoniously opened—MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE CALLEJÓN DE HUAYLAS. Wild applause and a standing ovation!!! Cycling out my front door in Huaraz, hmmm, what network of world-class chakinäni (singletrack) today—Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Negra, cross-country, downhill, or...

Sesquicentennial of Antonio Raimondi’s first visit to Huaraz
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26 mayo, 200925 febrero, 2019

Sesquicentennial of Antonio Raimondi’s first visit to Huaraz

This year we can observe the 150th anniversary of Antonio Raimondi’s arrival in Huaraz and the beginning of many important discoveries the he made in this region of Peru. Antonio Raimondi Dell’Acqua (1826-1890) was the premier naturalist in Peru in the second half of the 19th century. Born in Milan, Italy, he came to Peru...

Climate Change
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26 mayo, 200928 febrero, 2019

Climate Change

EMERGING EFFECTS ON PERUVIAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, BIODIVERSITY AND HIGH MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARKS Peru lies near the intersection of several major factors affecting global climate. It is also among the most biologically diverse countries on earth. Peru’s enormous biodiversity is matched by an equally impressive human cultural and archaeological history that indicates that water, or the...

Diamonds in the Ice
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26 mayo, 200928 febrero, 2019

Diamonds in the Ice

The night grows increasingly darker and colder, like the giant crevasses that have encompassed us. We search for a safe path though the nighttime maze they create. We slowly navigate the giant fissures gaining toward the steep snowfields above. As we step onto the snow slopes at the base of the face we are struck...

Altitude Illness
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26 mayo, 200928 febrero, 2019

Altitude Illness

Almost every year people die from altitude illnesses in the Cordillera Blanca. It will take four minutes to read the following information and it could save your life… What is considered “altitude”? ·2400m – 3600m “High Altitude” About 20% of people who ascend quickly and sleep above 2400m suffer mild altitude illness. ·3600 – 5500m...

Annie Peck Conqueror of Huascarán
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26 mayo, 200825 febrero, 2019

Annie Peck Conqueror of Huascarán

Celebrating the Centennial of Andinism in Peru. Do you know what the sport of andinism is and when it started? Do you know who the first person was to practice it in Peru? The answers may surprise you. A somewhat special definition of andinism is: The sport of high mountain climbing in the Andes, requiring...

Go Big and Go Home
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26 mayo, 200828 febrero, 2019

Go Big and Go Home

“Hey you guys, watch out for the pig when you come around this corner,” Julio said, looking back up at us from around the tight switchback we were about to dive into. “He’s right here in the middle of the trail. And make sure you don’t ride over his leash. You should never ride over...