PERÚ: CEDROS DE ALPAMAYO
My circuit by bicycle of the Olimpia and Llunganuco passes with their spectacular mountain backdrops left me wanting more. I long to get closer still to those peaks and investigate their icy mysteries in greater detail.
Emboldened by my six day trek in the El Cocuy National Park in the north of Colombia, and fortified by invaluable information provided by Harriet and Neil (of Pikes on Bikes), I decide to tackle the Alpamayo Circuit, a ten day high altitude trek. I fill my backpack with as much dehydrated food as I can find, highlight some key names on the topographical map that James gave me, and set off on foot.
*Well, planetlight, I guess, I presume this to be Venus – the ‘evening star’.