Cerro de Pasco

 

grafik_inca grafik_inca Cerro de Pasco, a mining town at 4400 m, built around a huge hole of by now 2000 m depth, longtime ago the richest silver mine of Peru. The hole is surrounded by large fences. Peeping through its wire you cannot see the bottom. Unfortunately guards do not permit to get closer or even to fly down with my paraglider.
The bad thing about the really rich mines of Peru and Bolivia is, that only a small part of the earned money but all of the pollution remains within the country. An informative link with some portraits of mineros can be found at mountain voices.

 

 


----------------------------------------------- With a paraglider above the Inca roads -----------------------------------------------