Cedros Alpamayo – 8 days through the Cordillera Blanca

According to the locals, Alpamayo is the most beautiful mountain in the world. I set off on an eight day trek through the Cordillera Blanca to judge for myself. Unfortunately clouds covered our best views of the famous mountain, but there were plenty of other highlights along the way - amazing views of the Santa … Continue reading Cedros Alpamayo – 8 days through the Cordillera Blanca

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Why wash on the Huayhuash trek?

August 2015 Just south of the famous Cordillera Blanca lies Cordillera Huayhuash (pronounced "why-wash"). Keen to get out of town and back into the mountains, I joined a group that was heading off on an 8 day trek in this stunning mountain range. Eight days full of beautiful mountains, glacial lakes, circling condors, four crazy … Continue reading Why wash on the Huayhuash trek?

The wall of ice, massive flower spikes, and one crazy Israeli guy: A day-trip to Pastoruri Glacier

August 2015 The trip to Pastoruri Glacier is a popular day outing from Huaraz. While the glacier is a very impressive sight, having the chance to come face-to-face with the amazing Puya raimondii plants made the day for me. We were picked up from our hotel by the fanciest and cleanest van that I have … Continue reading The wall of ice, massive flower spikes, and one crazy Israeli guy: A day-trip to Pastoruri Glacier