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Twin summits of Huascaran from the east at dawn, Peru 13th October 2011

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    Ronald:

    Awesome photo…love it

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Twin summits of Huascaran from the east at dawn, Peru

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The Huascaran is the highest mountain in Peru, it has an elevation of 6,768 metres (22,205 ft). The core of Nevada Huascarán, like much of the Cordillera Blanca, are Tertiary granites.

Most images of it are shot from the Huaraz valley at the other side, from which the mountain looks like 2 giant snow domes. This is shot from the summit of Chopicalqui, also known as Huascaran’s 3rd summit, just when the sun was rising over the Cordillera Blanca as the range is called.

Huascarán gives its name to Huascarán National Park which surrounds it, and is a popular location for trekking and mountaineering.

The Huascarán summit is one of the points on the Earth’s surface farthest from the Earth’s center,closely behind the farthest point, Chimborazo in Ecuador.

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