22 August 2017

a mountain trek

Our second day in the mountains we hiked up to a glacial lake.
Since the 1970s Peru's ice fields have been disappearing at about 10% a decade. Weather patterns are changing, and with climate change comes cultural changes - agricultural, religious and otherwise. It was amazing to see the lifestyle and environment of the people in Ausangate, and how in another decade, the environmental changes taking place will have a most likely negative direct social and cultural impact on them. Hopefully in the meantime we can slow down some of this climate change.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/10-solutions-for-climate-change/

The nights were cold but the days sunny; we began a three hour trek with ascending altitude to about 15,000 feet - definite trip highlight!
 Cheche and Nahder!
 Unreal vistas!
A favorite shot
Lost lamb reunited!
Grazers

 Epic!
We ended the day with a dip in the natural hot springs underneath the stars...

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