The Incredible World of Huaraz

Photography by Todd Lawson/

One year ago I was lucky enough to be invited to Huaraz, Peru to cover one of South America’s best outdoor sports events — the Semana del Andinismo. As a member of the ‘international media’ I was there to write and shoot the event for an exclusive feature in Mountain Life Magazine, which was published in our recent Airtime Issue. Being  used to Whistler’s mega-events like Crankworx and The World Ski and Snowboard Festival, I wasn’t expecting to have my socks knocked off, but I did — well and truly.

The people were warm and gracious to me every single day, and the level of organization, diversity and event locations really blew me away. My only regret is that we couldn’t devote 100 pages to feature all of the photos that were so integral to this mountain sports. Here’s a few images that we couldn’t fit into the mag. I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

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