The torturous climb to Rainbow Mountain, Peru.

Jan 9, 2019

Devorah Walker

How the Photo was Taken

To take this photo i used the Sony Alpha a7R III Mirrorless Digital Camera with 24-70mm f/4 Lens.
To edit, I used an application called Snapseed available for iphone and Android

Photo Location

I took this photo while on a torturous, treachorous, stressful, and whatever word you can associate with agony, hike to rainbow mountain in Peru. You are picked up from your hotel in Cusco at 3am and taken for a 3 hour drive, a light breakfast and another 30 minute drive to the start of the hike. It's about 3 hours up and 3 hours down. I have experience in hiking but what made this one stand out the most wasn't the hike itself. It was the altitude. You are 17,000ft above sea level and the air is very thin. People were vomiting, fainting, and short of breath. If you zoom in on the photo, the first 3 faces you see all have the same expression. The weater changed from cold, to hot, to hail (yes hail), to moderate, back to cold again. This angle was from the top of the mountain where you get an amazing view. At this point I could barely feel my hands, I was dehydrated and also starving. I'm actually shocked this photo came out the way it did. For inexperienced hikers i dont recomment this trek unless you're taking a horse and even then i'm on the fence about it. However if you love chanllenges and want an amazing view, this is the excursion for you.

About the Author

Devorah Walker

A New York City Avid Traveler on a continuous journey of self growth through seeing the world. Before I became a traveler, I was 'lost'. I had no idea who I was, what I liked or didn't like. The crazy part is, I didn't even know that I was indeed 'lost'. It wasn't until I started to leave my comfort zone that I realized there is so much more to who I am than my career, education, etc. I didn't realize I loved architecture until I visited Thailand. I always hated red wine until I had it in Italy.

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