Post-Congress Excursions & Field-Trips | Sociedad Geológica del Perú
Post-Congress Excursions & Field-Trips

This edition of the ICCCI will have different one-day fieldtrips to the White Cordillera (Cordillera Blanca), where several topics, such as recent glacial and peri-glacial processes, glacial retreat and impacts of the modern global warming, can be discussed onsite. All post-congress excursions will be held on Saturday, December 2nd 2017. Each of them will receive up to 25 participants and will be led by two specialists working on the region. The cost for each field trip will be US $30 (S/. 100) per person.

EXCURSION 1: Huaraz – Llanganuco Lake

Geological interest and topics to discuss:

– Observation, analysis and discussion on geological hazards of glacial origin: Case study Alluvial floods of 1962 and 1970.

– Visit to the interpretation center of the Huascaran National Park (PNH).

– Geomorphological observation of glacial and peri-glacial landscapes in the Llanganuco Creek.

Estimated Time: 10 hours, leaving 7:00 AM – returning 5:00 PM

EXCURSION 2:  Huaraz – Paron Lake

Geological interest and topics to discuss:

– Geomorphological observation of glacial and peri-glacial landscapes along the Paron Creek.

– Observation and control analyses of the water level at the Paron Lake.

– Advances in different investigations on glaciers and climate change that are being carried out by different centers in the Paron Basin (e.g., INGEMMET, ANA, INAIGEM, SENAMHI).

Estimated Time: 10 hours, leaving 7:00 AM – returning 5:00 PM

EXCURSION 3:  Huaraz – Pastoruri Snowy Mountain

Geological interest and topics to discuss:

– Observation, analysis and discussion on problems and applied research at the Pastouri Snowy Mountain region, with emphasis on eco-systemic services, ecosystems, glaciology (Pastouri glacier) and tourism.

Estimated Time: 10 hours, leaving 7:00 AM – returning 5:00 PM