Peru // Huaraz, the cordilleras and the Ancash coast //


Immediately to the south of Las Lagunas de Llanganuco is the unmistakeable sight of Huascarán, whose imposing ice-cap tempts many people to make the difficult climb of 3km to the top. Surrounding Huascarán are scores of lesser, glaciated mountains that stretch for almost 200km and divide the Amazon Basin from the Pacific watershed.