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Huandoy Basejump

A must watch video: base jumping from the Huandoy Massif. Simply epic!

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Hatun Machay

In a place full of awesome places, it is rare for something to stand out. A trip to the Cordillera Blanca can seem like a kaleidoscopic dream of the most incredible places you’ve ever seen. So it’s rare. And it’s full of mountains. Big icy mountains. It is not the sort of place you expect […]

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Ueli We Salute You

Great to see Ueli Steck in the Cordillera Blanca this week. What an incredible climber! (Source:

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You Explore, They Explore: Photographs from Saturday’s Training Workshop for Future Guides

On Saturday, we happily joined one of the workshops that is part of a two month educational programme for local youth in Yurac Yacu; this training prepares the new guides to take visitors on cultural tours in the region. When you book your adventure with Project Cordillera, you contribute directly to this project, which has been run […]

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Meet the Mountains: Chopicalqui

High camp is a stunning place to spend the night.  Chopicalqui sits on the eastern flank of the mighty Huascarán Sur – Peru’s largest mountain. “Chopi” has the vibe of being Huascarán’s little brother but it’s still a bruiser in its own right, coming in at 6350m. If you want big, you got big.  A […]

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Glaciers, Climate Change & Tourism… Oh My!

Tourists view the massive ice walls of the Pastoriri Glacier. Last week, I went on a day excursion with a van full of other tourists (mostly from Lima) to the Pastoruri Glacier. The Pastoruri Glacier is south of the Cordillera Blanca at the head of the Pachacoto Basin, which is a tributary of Peru’s Santa […]

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Project Cordillera’s Approach to Sustainable Tourism

Andean Alliance’s Community Centre in the foothills of the Andes Project Cordillera is a group of adventurous professionals motivated by the idea that tourism can be a mutually beneficial experience for both visitors and locals of a place. This idea is represented by the phrase “sustainable tourism,” a type of development that seeks to maximize […]

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Tribute to Discomfort

A Tribute to Discomfort

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And so it begins: Week One in the Cordillera Blanca

And what a week it’s been! Firstly, flying in to Lima with the sun rising over the huge expanse of the Amazon basin, I was greeted by stunning aerial views of the Cordillera Huayhuash mountains as they rise from the jungle clouds. For this reason alone, it’s highly recommended that you take a window seat […]

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