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MEDIA BY CHAPTER
HISTORICAL SOURCES AND MISCELLANEOUS
Historical Sources and Miscellaneous
Roping Up on a Mountain Climb
THE CONVERSATION WITH THE INDIAN CALLED APANI, ONE OF THE INCA BUILDERS OF THE HUTS ON THE SUMMIT OF LLULLAILLACO, AS CONDUCTED BY PEDRO DE MÉRIDA AND ANCOHUALLA, AS RECORDED ON DECEMBER 17, 1536.
Landing at the Old Quito Mariscal Sucre
South American Handbook (1990) Description of Quito.
Edward Whymper's description of Quito from "Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator."
Description of Quito by Harry A, Franck.
A video tour of Quito
A video tour of Quito
Harry A. Franck's description of Pasto, Colombia from "Vagabonding Down the Andes."
The Eruption of Pichincha in 1999
Whymper's Identification of 35 Beetles in Ecuador
Pichincha Peak, as described by Edward Whymper in, "Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator."
Edward Whymper's first ascent of Cayambe in "Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator."
Tungurahua eruption in December of 2010
The first ascent of Cotopaxi by Edward Whymper from, "Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator."
Alexander von Humboldt's failed attempt to climb Chimborazo.
Edward Whymper's description of the Andean condor.
Edward Whymper's description of the first ascent of Chimborazo.
A video of a climb of Chimborazo, its summit the farthest point from Earth's center.
Edward Whymper's determination of the height of Chimborazo.
Edward Whymper's Scientific Work to Determine Altitude.
Heights of the Great Andes Peaks by Edward Whymper.
Lima, the City of Kings by E. George Squier
William H. Prescott's Description of the Assassination of Francisco Pizarro
William H. Prescott's Portrait of Marquess Francisco Pizarro
Description of Pachacamac by E. George Squier
Landing in Cusco
Cusco, the Sacred City by Cieza de Leon.
A Description of Cusco by Harry A. Franck.
Cusco, the Sacred City Description by E. George Squier
A video tour of Cusco, Peru
Fortress Sacsayhuaman by Victor W. Von Hagen
A video tour of Fortress Sacsayhuaman
Fortress Sacsayhuaman by E. George Squier
Citadel Ollantaytambo by E. George Squier
A video tour of the Citadel of Ollantaytambo, #1
A video tour of the Citadel of Ollantaytambo, #2
A video tour of the Citadel of Ollantaytambo, #3
The Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu
Video of Machupicchu Pueblo
Video for bus ride from Machupicchu Pueblo to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu Description by Harry A. Franck.
A National Geographic video tour of Machu Picchu
Video of a climb of Huayna Picchu
FLIGHT FROM CUSCO - PERU TO LA PAZ
Landing in La Paz, Bolivia
Description of La Paz by Harry A, Franck.
Tiwanaku, by Cieza de Leon.
Tiwanaku: Remnant of an Ancient Civilization by E. George Squier
The first ascent of Illimani from "Climbing and Exploration in the Bolivian Andes" by Sir Martin Conway.
A video of a climb of Illimani.
Harry A. Franck's description of the llama from "Vagabonding Down the Andes."
Takeoff from La Paz, Bolivia
Flying over Amazon storms on the way to Miami
The first ascent of Aconcagua, from "The Highest Andes" by E. A. Fitz Gerald.
An account of the ascent of the Polish Glacier route, from "A Polish Expedition to the High Andes" (1934) by S. W. Daszynski.
A video looking up the Polish Glacier from its bottom.
A look down the Polish Glacier from its top at "The Notch."
Another look down the Glacier from above.