he silhouettes of a chain of mountain appear in the horizon. Majestic and gigantic, the mountains glow when receiving the caresses of the Sun; then, they project a magic, perhaps protective halo, on the rural towns seated in their skirts.
Climbing a mountain of La Cordillera de los Andes awake fascination since immemorial times. At the present time, the heirs of the cosmological vision of the old cultures of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia give cult to them, their "apus" or protector hills; while, hundreds of men and women coming from all over the world, make an effort when climbing a mountain trying to reach their summits that seem to be unconquerable.
To ascend the snow peaks of the Andes -many of which surpass 6,000 meters high- is an irresistible challenge for mountain climbing lovers (mountain climbing in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia is known as Andinismo) who will have the chance of demonstrating their dexterity, when crowning the summits of the Cotopaxi or theChimborazo in Ecuador, the Illimani, the Sajamaor the Condoriri in Bolivia or the Huascaran or the Alpamayo in Peru, just to name a few of the many mountains ideal for climbing.
From May to September, the absence of rains motivates the arrival of hundreds of foreign climbers, willing to challenge the snow peaks of the Andes... and as cold gets worse, it soaks the bones, but the ascent doesn't stop, because the summits - mythical and sacred protectors - are an obsession for sportsmen that love mountain climbing.
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