The world famous Santa Cruz trek.

Trip Start Sep 21, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Friday, November 7, 2008

The Cordilleras Blancas of Peru is the second highest mountain range in the world after the Himalayas. With 22 peaks towering above 6000 m (19,800 ft), it makes for one of the most spectacular places in the world for trekking.

It took me four days to do the world famous Santa Cruz trek. It raises to 4750 m (15,675 ft) at Union Pass, which makes the air so thin you can hardly breath, let alone walk. But for all the pain, one is rewarded by some of the best views in the Andes. See for yourself.

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chantellvdm on

Wow Andre, seems you are still going strong on your travels. I am so jealous - I have been back in South Africa for just over two months now and I am already missing the freedom and inspiring sights and places.

Enjoy the rest of your South America trip - Peru is full of exciting things to do and see. I LOVED the sand boarding in Huacachina!

All the best,

andremaheux on

Hey Chantell and Eon.
Hello Chantell,

South America is great. I´m using my spanish everyday, every hour should I say. I´m really having a good time. But I´m now running a little low on energy so I will go back home for a month during the Xmas holidays. And then back to SA.

Oh, by the way I absolutely loved the Galapagos. What an amazing place. I went there mostly because of the great pictures you guys posted on your site and thanks to your recommendations. It was fabulous. Worth every penny.

Hope to see you guys again soon. Possibly in South Africa some time in the spring. Don´t know yet for sure.

Take care,

Allie on

Do you remember what tour guide/group you used for this adventure? I'm heading there next month and wonder what you recommend. Love this blog!

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