A la izqierda, el Palcaraju (6.110m) y a la derecha Ishinca (5.530m), Cordillera Blanca, Perú.
Ensamblado de Piedras.
Construido durante la Colonia por los españoles.
Valle al norte del Huascarán, en la Cordillera Blanca, Perú.
De izq. a dcha. Ritacuba Blanco, Picacho, San Pablines, Cóncavo y Pan de Azúcar. (Colombia).
Descendiendo de la cumbre. Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, Colombia.
Los amigos Gabriel y Eduardo cubierto de hielo (Enero 2012, Ecuador).
Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, Colombia
Encima de La Paz, Bolivia.
Guía quechuahablante con burro, que carga nuestros morrales (Cordillera Blanca, Perú).
Cordillera Real, Bolivia.
(For the moment a Google Translation). Peru is a country in western South America. It is bordered on the north by Ecuador and Colombia, on the east by Brazil, on the southeast by Bolivia, on the south by Chile, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Its geography varies from the arid plains of the Pacific coast to the peaks of the Andes and the rainforest of the Amazon basin, a feature that gives you a wide variety of natural resources. It is a developing country with a medium Human Development Index and a poverty level of 44%. Its main economic activities include agriculture, fishing, mining, and manufacturing of products such as textiles.
The Peruvian population, estimated at 28 million, is multiethnic and therefore high degree of miscegenation. Includes Native Americans, Europeans, Africans and Asians. The main spoken language is Spanish, although a significant number of Peruvians speak Quechua or other native languages.
Peru is South America in the area between the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn. The territory of Peru encuenta determined by the Nazca and South American plates, which share a convergent boundary subduction, ie, the Nazca Plate subducts on Sudamericana parallel to the western coast of South America, at an average speed of 11cm/año . Proceeds from this subduction was formed towards the Jurassic the Peru-Chile Trench and the elevation now known as Andes. Erosion of it has formed a vast plain east where before the appearance of the Andes was a portion of sea, this region is the Amazon basin sedimentary. That same erosion process causes the steepness of the Andes.
Because tectonic subduction, Peru is a highly seismic and volcanic activity has important regions, mainly south. The Peruvian territory is within the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire.
It is the largest mountain range in Peru and attractiveness of thousands of climbers and hikers every year.
It's a snowy mountain range located in northern Peru that together with the Cordillera Negra (west of the Cordillera Blanca) form the Huaylas alley through which flows the Rio Santa in the department of Ancash .
Virtually all of the mountain range is protected by the National Park Huascaran, snowy paradise. It snowed like Huandoy located and Huascaran (the highest mountain in Peru) also CCOUNT 663 glaciers, 269 lakes, among which stands out as the Llanganuco lakes and 42 rivers, plus 33 archaeological sites.
It begins in the town of Cashapampa and ends in the valley of Llanganuco, the edge of their beautiful colored lagoons Emeralda, a journey that usually takes four to six days.
Although its location on Earth, on the fringe of the tropical latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere, the feature should give very warm tropical rain throughout as given in the lowlands and eastern Yungas, the fact is that in Peru Thanks to geographical factors manifests a range of microclimates, many of which can obervar in less than 2 hours of travel.
The first factor is the fact that it is located below the equator and above the Tropic of Capricorn, giving a sun and tropical and / or subtropical Peruvian entire region. The second factor is the Andes (very rugged and elevated in this southern americana) atreviesa the territory from south to north. The third factor is the influence of the cold Humboldt ocean current, which manifests itself in the north-central coast and south with a reduction in annual temperature by ten degrees Celsius and the near absence of rainfall. Finally, the fourth factor is the warm El Niño, which is manifested in the north coast every ten years with an impact on climate and global precipitation. These factors cause a number of microclimates within the Peruvian territory.