Sunday, November 15, 2015

photo: Alpamayo

Alpamayo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Alpamayo (in hispanicized spelling), Allpamayu (Quechua allpa earth, mayu river,[1] "earth river") or Shuyturahu(Ancash Quechua huytu, shuytu oblong, slim and long, Quechua rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow, "slim and long snow-covered mountain")[2][3][4] is one of the most conspicuous peaks in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes. It is named after the river Allpamayu which originates northwest of it.
On July 1966, on the German magazine "Alpinismus", a photo made by American photographer Leigh Ortenburger, came together with an article resulting from an international survey among climbers, photographers, etc., making the choice for Alpamayo as "The Most Beautiful Mountain in the World".


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