“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins
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This is taken at 4980m (16338 ft) in the Andes in Peru on a route named The Salcantay Trek. This route is one of the lesser known and virtually void of tourists. This is the highest point on this 7 day trek and at this altitude, even holding the camera was hard work. What impressed us was the very obvious (and recent) moraines left by the receding glacier. We should have gone closer to get a better view, but…….