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March 21, 2019
Nevado Ausangate Glaciers, Peru Retreat and Lake Formation
Digital Globe image of Ausangate Glaciers. Red arrows indicate 1995 terminus location and yellow dots the 2018 terminus location. Here we examine three Ausangate Glaciers, Peru descending south from the Nevado Ausangate group of peaks in the Cordillera Vilcanota. A circumnavigation trek around Nevado Ausangate is a favorite for visitors to the Machu Picchu area. The glaciers are just west of Laguna Sibinacocha, and drain into the Rio Vilcanota. Retreat …