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Colin Murphy
2023-09-19 15:16:03
"Passes with flying colours" from Colin Murphy Contract pics
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At the end of the rainbow...
We all know the devastating effects of climate change, but in extremely rare cases, it can result in something that might be viewed as positive. One such case is to be found in Peru, and the amazing phenomenon of Rainbow Mountain (5,200m), 1000km SE of Lima in the Andes. Up until as recently as 2013, it was permanently covered in snow and ice, but due to rising temperatures, the mountainís beauty has been revealed. The colours are a result of 14 different mineral compositions, among them quartz, sandstone, iron, magnesium & sulphur. Nowadays snowfall is restricted to the winter months (June-August) and even then, the mountain is only partially covered.
It is possible to climb the mountain, but only in the company of a group and a local guide. The actual ascent takes about 3-4 hours.
Photo credit: Michaellbrawn
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