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TAXI… ANYONE?

Baking-hot valleys and bone-chilling peaks. Gauchos and geysers. Mineral springs and moonscapes. The Andes have one hell of a range, says Ciara Parkes

First, an admission: I’m not the fittest person. I like a good, bracing walk – who doesn’t? — but five hours of vertical climbing? At high altitude? In 30°C heat? Not so much.

But I was in the Andes, and that’s what you do in the Andes. You walk, as they have done here for thousands of years. We were at the crossroads of Argentina’s most ancient trade routes, where the pre-Inca peoples hawked their wares, and

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The Mi-17 with new engines Motor Sich flew across the Andes

Mi-17 helicopter, equipped with new engines manufactured by "Motor Sich" (Kiev, Ukraine) on Thursday made a unique flight across the Andes in Peru, rising to a height of more than 6 thousand 300 meters, told reporters the president of JSC "Motor Sich" Vyacheslav Boguslaev.

"Yesterday in Peru Mi-17 helicopter with our new engines flown Andes, rising to a height of 6 thousand 300 meters with the load. Yet no one helicopter did not reach there," — said on Friday V.Boguslaev Helicopter Industry Exhibition in Moscow. 

He noted that the Peruvian pilots conducted an

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Chilean volcano continues to smoke

Chilean volcano continues to smoke Danger Zone

Volcano Puyehue-Cordon in Chile does not cease to produce a large amount of ash more than 6 months after the eruption, which occurred June 4, 2011. According to the Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program, in late November the crater were observed plumes of smoke high 2.3-2.5 km, making it difficult for the railroad led to the delay and cancellation of flights from Uruguay.

In the picture of the traveler Terra from November 25, 2011, is seen as a cloud drifted hundreds of kilometers in the direction of Argentina and the Atlantic Ocean. Image is

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In southern Chile landslide occurred

In southern Chile landslide occurred Natural Disasters

Protracted rains in central and southern Chile caused landslides, cut off from civilization for about 30 residents. The landslide occurred on a road in 4 km from the village Farellones, near the capital city of Santiago.

The injured were sent to the said road to one of the ski resorts in the area Farellonesa when the rain and snow, they blocked the path of a huge lump of rock and soil razmyakshey. Fortunately, the incident there were no casualties. Indeed, in this part of the Andes weather conditions have deteriorated, and

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Isotopes have told the story of a glacier

Radioisotope analysis allowed scientists to reconstruct the history of the glacier in the high Andes. It turned out that the glacier is melting for 11 thousand years. But in the XX century, this process has accelerated sharply.

Glaciologists observe the melting of glaciers in the mountains around the world. Most rapidly disappearing glaciers of Kilimanjaro, the Himalayas and the Alps. So they respond to global warming.

Glaciers are melting rapidly, and in the Andes, had discovered a group of researchers led by Vincent Dzhomelli (Vincent Jomelli) from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Université Paris I — Panthéon-Sorbonne). They watched

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Bolivia earthquake of 8.9 magnitude threatens

In the area, which is east of the central Andes, could an earthquake 8.9 magnitude. Scientists came to this conclusion by studying the deformation of the earth's crust in the area. Subject to special risk in Bolivia.

A large international team of geologists led by Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks (Benjamin A. Brooks) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, USA) concluded that the east central part of the mountain range of the Andes (in the place where Bolivia) the probability of occurrence 8.9 magnitude earthquake. However, while scientists talk only about the potential dangers of the accident and did

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A new study shows Bolivia can be hit 8.9 magnitude earthquake

 

May 8, 2011 — Bolivia — region east of the central Andes has more potential for larger scale earthquakes than previously thought, according to a new study posted online in May in the publication Nature Geoscience. Previous research has been to set the maximum expected size, which was 7.5, on a relatively quiet osnovannog history of seismicity in this area. This new study by researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM) and colleagues contradicts ogranichiniyu and instead, they suggest that the region could experience earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.7 to 8.9. Benjamin Brooks, a junior

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In southern Chile landslide occurred

Protracted rains in central and southern Chile caused landslides, cut off from civilization for about 30 residents. The landslide occurred on a road in 4 km from the village Farellones, near the capital city of Santiago.

The injured were sent to the said road to one of the ski resorts in the area Farellonesa when the rain and snow, they blocked the path of a huge lump of rock and soil razmyakshey. Fortunately, the incident there were no casualties. Indeed, in this part of the Andes weather conditions have deteriorated, and the heavy snow continues to pave the border crossing

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Journey to the megaliths John Vishbona Andes.

Travel John Vishbona in the Andes. watch a film in which he clearly show and comment on the amazing technology of the ancient peoples who inhabited the territory of Bolivia and Peru, many centuries ago. He will visit the megaliths of Lake Titicaca, Aram Moore, Sillustani, Tiwanaku, Puma Punku and the Islands of the Sun. Treatment of Solid rock is impressive. The film is in English. Subtitles are included with the click of the button SS -> Big Bang Theory Beta -> Russian. Enjoy!

Watch Journey to the Andes Vishbona John Part

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Peruvian potatoes went to Doomsday Vault

Located on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard seed collection, so-called "Doomsday Vault", enriched with seeds of varieties of Peruvian potatoes in 1500, according to the organization Global Crop Diversity Trust, which manages the collection.

"Doomsday Vault" was opened February 26, 2008. Its facilities were carved into the rock and is able to withstand a major earthquake or getting a nuclear bomb. Currently stored in Svalbard seed more than 525 thousand kinds of cereal, making it the world's largest repository of collection of agricultural crops.

"Peruvian potato in danger. Climate change and disease threaten traditional farming in the Peruvian Andes. Sending

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