Peru, the Hell of the Peaks | Deadliest Journeys

Oct 7, 2023 | Culture, Environmental, Videos

Peru is home to some of the most majestic and breath-taking mountain peaks in the world. The highest of these being Mount Huascarán which stands at an impressive 6,768 meters above sea level, and the second highest mountain in the Andes range. But this natural beauty hides a sinister secret; climbing these treacherous mountains has earned Peru the nickname, ‘The Hell of the Peaks’.

Every year numerous climbers set out to summit these peaks, only to find themselves coming face-to-face with death. Avalanches, crevasses, rock falls – you name it – all combine to make Peru one of the most dangerous places for mountaineers.

Deadliest Journeys offers a unique insight into the challenges faced by climbers as they tackle Peru’s deadly peaks. Through stunning visuals and personal testimonies from the people brave enough to take on these mountains, viewers are given an intimate glimpse into what makes Peru so captivating yet so deadly. They share their stories of bravery and courage as they battle against nature’s fury in order to reach unimaginable heights.

Watch ‘Peru: The Hell of Peaks’ on Deadliest Journeys and discover why mountaineers risk their lives to climb some of the deadliest peaks on earth! Take an incredible journey with experienced guides who will reveal secrets about this awe inspiring country and show you just how far humans can push themselves when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds.

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