Exactly one year ago I was on a 12-day trek around Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru. I will not have to introduce this place to those of you who read Joe Simpson’s incredible book “Touching the Void”. For those who haven’t: Cordillera Huayhuash is a small mountain range in the center of Perú including 6 peaks higher than 6.000m (one of them is Yerupajá – Perú´s second highest) – known mostly for Joe Simpson’s story of survival (go google it) and its amazing scenery.

Sunset light on a mountain in Cordillera Huayhuash.

The Walls Of Huayhuash

What you are looking at here is the SW face of Sarapo (6.127m) seen from Paso San Antonio (~4.800m). Siula Grande (the peak Joe Simpson writes about) lies just behind Sarapo – somewhere hidden in the clouds in the UR corner.

THIS IS JUST A TEASER IMAGE – stay tuned for another shot from up there, showing the epic panorama at sunset.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS II USM @ 135mm
ISO 100, f/5.6, 2.5 seconds
Gitzo GT1541T