21 October 2011

Cordillera Blanca — Churup from Huaraz

From the rooftop patio of our hostel, we could see the Cordillera Blanca in every kind of light. Here, morning rain filters the light around Churup.

I loved Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca. You might have to put up with a few more photos from there.

[8 October 2011, Panasonic Lumix GH1, 100–300 mm at 300 mm, ISO 400, 1/500 at f8]

All content © 2011 Pete McGregor


Zhoen said...

I can stand it.

Love the thick air, and layers of mountains.

butuki said...

Beautiful. Trying to imagine how high they are.

My very first thought, though, when I saw the image, was... you just don't get views like this from most resort or 5 star hotels...

Relatively Retiring said...

Yes, lots more, please. This is so beautiful it's hard to believe that it's real.

pohanginapete said...

Zhoen, that aerial (or atmospheric) perspective never fails to affect me. I love it, perhaps partly because it's almost always associated with mountains.

Miguel, Churup is just under 5500 m; others in the Cordillera Blanca are much higher and include Huascaran, Peru's highest peak (6768 m).
    Five-star resorts tend not to look views that include rain ;^)

RR, Huaraz has been one of the highlights of this journey, and I can assure you this is real! ;^)