Tony McMahon, Lares Trail, Peru (February theme: Peaks & Passes)

Crossing a pass at 4,650m on the Lares Trail to Machu Picchu in January 2009. We'd walked through a small snowstorm, stopping every 25m to get our breath. Spectacular views from the top, but getting to the top was better!

Down the other side!

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