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The Cordillera Blanca Guide

A Unique Landscape Explained


The Cordillera Blanca Guide" introduces the traveller to the climate geology and geography of this magnificent mountain range in the Peruvian Andes. It is the largest snow covered mountain range of the tropics with a unique landscape and this is the only book in the English language which provides detailed information to the traveller on the natural history and geography of the landscape. The guidebook includes chapters covering climate and hydrology; the Andes; geology; mines minerals and environmental pollution; and natural hazards and disasters. Approximately half the guide covers eight detailed suggested trips going into the Cordillera Blanca with information on logistics main features its geology and landscapes. The eight suggested trips are in these areas: Lima; Huaraz; Bosque de Rocas; Paron; Llanganuco; Churup; Pastoruri; Chacas; and Chavin."

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Cordee Code: CTG022
No of Pages: 212
Page Size: 130 x 220 mm
ISBN 10: 9972339777
ISBN 13: 9789972339776
Publisher: The Mountain Institute
Published Date: March 2009
Binding: Paperback (flapped)
Illustrations: colour photos
Weight: 500g

Other titles of interest:

Classic Climbs of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

2009 revised edition


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