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Huaraz | Panoramic view with Cordillera Blanca
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View from the slopes of the Cordillera Negra in eastern direction over Huaraz to the valleys of the Quilcay catchment draining into the city. In 1941, Huaraz was badly affected by a glacial lake outburst flood of Laguna Palcacocha in the Cojup Valley. The heavily glacierized peaks in the background are from left to right: Hualcán (6122 m), Vallunaraju (5686 m), Ranrapalca (6162 m), Huantsán (6369 m), Rúrec (5700 m), and Shacsha (5703 m).

Created
Sunday 23 July 2017 by Martin Mergili (158 visits)
Region
South America / Peru