September 16, 2013

Cordillera Blanca Valley, Peru

Photograph by Christophe Migeon, Invision/Redux

A family crosses a valley in Peru's Cordillera Blanca mountain range, one of the most concentrated collections of big peaks in the Western Hemisphere. More than 30 summits top 18,000 feet here; HuascarĂ¡n, Peru's highest mountain, hits 22,205 feet.

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