Etiqueta: Cordillera Negra

Geologic History of the Cordillera Blanca
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24 mayo, 201925 septiembre, 2020

Geologic History of the Cordillera Blanca

The geology of the Cordillera Blanca is marked by the combination of uplift and erosion of its relief, which continue at high rates today. Prior to uplift the region was the locus of sediment accumulation and lithification, which ultimately generated the thick sedimentary strata that can be found folded and faulted along the flanks of...

Dear Readers
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22 mayo, 201723 septiembre, 2020

Dear Readers

Welcome to Huaraz and congratulations on having found your way to one of the world’s special places. If you ended up here as I did for the first time, it was the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca that drew you. These peaks—the highest and most extensively glaciated range in the Tropics—have long been a source...