In June 2010 I joined an 11 day trek around the remote and rugged Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru. The hike passed over a number of 15-16,000 ft. passes, always in the shadows of huge glaciated peaks rising up to 21,000+ feet. Our trek was supported by burros to carry our camping gear, a burro driver, a guide, and a cook! See my blog for hiking/camping/people photos from the trek!

I also went on a few shorter treks in the Cordillera Blanca, a massive rugged mountain range near the town of Huaraz.  Below are photos from these two spectular mountain ranges of the Peruvian Andes.

Cordillera Huayhuash

Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Laguna Carhuacocha
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Sunset, Laguna Carhuacocha, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Yerupaja, Jirishanca
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Yerupaja, Jirishanca, reflection, sunrise, Laguna Carhuacocha
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, campesino, Jirishanca
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Laguna Quesillococha, Laguna Siula, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Suila, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Cerro San Antonio, Rasac, Yerupaja, Sarapo, Carnicero, Laguna Jurau
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, wildflowers, lupines, Sarapo, Rio Calinca
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Yerupaja, panorama, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Jirishanca
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Jirishanca, sunset
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Jirishanca, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Laguna Jahuacocha, reflection
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Jirishanca, night, stars, tents, camp
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Siula, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Jirishanca, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Yerupaja, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, southeast
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Punta Cuyoc, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Yerupaja, Sarapo, Siula
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Jirishanca
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Yerupaja, snow, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Yerupaja, glaciers
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru
Jirishanca, Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru, Laguna Jahuacocha, sunset, reflection
Cordillera Huayhuash, Peru

Cordillera Blanca

Nevado Tullparaju, Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Nevado Pucaranra, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, glaciers
Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Nevado Chacraraju, Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Nevado Tullparaju, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, campfire
Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Lupine, Laguna 69, Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Cordillera Blanca, Peru