Historical Sources and Miscellaneous

  1. Roping Up on a Mountain Climb

  2. 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.

Ecuador

  1. Landing at the Old Quito Mariscal Sucre

  2. South American Handbook (1990) Description of Quito.

  3. Edward Whymper's description of Quito from "Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator."

  4. Description of Quito by Harry A, Franck.

  5. A video tour of Quito

  6. A video tour of Quito

  7. Harry A. Franck's description of Pasto, Colombia from "Vagabonding Down the Andes."

  8. The Eruption of Pichincha in 1999

  9. Whymper's Identification of 35 Beetles in Ecuador

  10. Pichincha Peak, as described by Edward Whymper in, "Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator."

  11. Edward Whymper's first ascent of Cayambe in "Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator."

  12. Tungurahua eruption in December of 2010

  13. The first ascent of Cotopaxi by Edward Whymper from, "Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator."

  14. Alexander von Humboldt's failed attempt to climb Chimborazo.

  15. Edward Whymper's description of the Andean condor.

  16. Edward Whymper's description of the first ascent of Chimborazo.

  17. A video of a climb of Chimborazo, its summit the farthest point from Earth's center.

  18. Edward Whymper's determination of the height of Chimborazo.

  19. Edward Whymper's Scientific Work to Determine Altitude.

  20. Heights of the Great Andes Peaks by Edward Whymper.

Bolivia

  1. Landing in Cusco

  2. A Description of Cusco by Harry A. Franck.

  3. Cusco, the Sacred City Description by E. George Squier

  4. A video tour of Cusco, Peru

  5. Fortress Sacsayhuaman by Victor W. Von Hagen

  6. A video tour of Fortress Sacsayhuaman

  7. Citadel Ollantaytambo by E. George Squier

  8. A video tour of the Citadel of Ollantaytambo

  9. The Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu

  10. Machu Picchu Description by Harry A. Franck.

  11. A National Geographic video tour of Machu Picchu

  12. Landing in La Paz, Bolivia

  13. Description of La Paz by Harry A, Franck.

  14. Tiwanaku: Remnant of an Ancient Civilization by E. George Squier

  15. The first ascent of Illimani from "Climbing and Exploration in the Bolivian Andes" by Sir Martin Conway.

  16. A video of a climb of Illimani.

  17. A video looking up the Polish Glacier from its bottom.

  18. A look down the Polish Glacier from its top at "The Notch."

  19. Another look down the Glacier from above.

  20. Harry A. Franck's description of the llama from "Vagabonding Down the Andes."

  21. Takeoff from La Paz, Bolivia

  22. Flying over Amazon storms on the way to Miami

Aconcagua

  1. The first ascent of Aconcagua, from "The Highest Andes" by E. A. Fitz Gerald.

  2. An account of the ascent of the Polish Glacier route, from "A Polish Expedition to the High Andes" (1934) by S. W. Daszynski.