A week in Huaraz

Location MapAfter my trip to the Atacama Desert I would have been left with a week in Santiago, but all the people I had met in the Atacama were heading home and not staying in Chile. So, knowing that I get bored in cities on my own (I much prefer landscapes), I shelled out some cash and flew back to Peru to check out Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca.
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Climbing Vallunaraju as my first mountaineering experience

Location MapWhen I arrived in Huaraz, I asked the tour agent “How can I make the most out of my time in Huaraz?“. I’m an avid hiker and I had originally come just to do the Santa Cruz trek plus some shorter hikes or a side trip like Laguna 69. What the agent suggested instead of a casual walk was climbing Vallunaraju – a 5,686m peak in the Peruvian Andes.
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