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January 19, 2013

Corihuasi East Glacier Retreat, Peru

In the Cordillera Centrale of Peru a series of glaciers extends north from Pariacaca. Pariacaca is the pre-Incan god of water, appropriate name in this dry region, that is draped with glaciers and has numerous alpine lakes. On the north side of Pariacaca Mountain is the Corihuasi East Glacier. The Corihuasi Glacier has been retreating and has developed a number of holes that penetrate the glacier to its bedrock base. …