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Quebrada Ishinca | Debris cone of Laguna Milluacocha
WI_pe038_508.jpg Quebrada Ishinca  |  Panoramic view Thumbnails Quebrada Ishinca  |  Headwaters with Tocllaraju

The debris cone dominating this photograph dates back to 1952. It is the result of an outburst flood of Laguna Milluacocha, impounded by the now breached moraine ridge behind the cone. Since then, the lake has redeveloped to a much larger size - however, at a lower level - due to the retreat of the glacier. The camp site near Refugio Ishinca appears in the foreground of the image.

Sunday 15 July 2018 by Martin Mergili (492 visits)
South America / Peru