Licancabur Summit Crater Panorama

Panorama of the laguna in the summit crater of Licancabur.

According to The Highest Lake in the World, "Lake Licancabur" is one of the highest lakes in the world and is the site of the highest SCUBA dive in the world.
Large Licancabur Summit Crater panorama

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Corax

Corax - Jul 2, 2009 5:51 pm - Voted 10/10

The highest

Interesting shot and info. I guess there are many "highest in the world". I was told the same thing about the Caldera del Inca in Argentina. The crater lake on Licancabur is higher.

spence

spence - Jul 6, 2009 4:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: The highest

There is a 2000 French documentary by Ushuaia Nature, Issue 10, which documents a SCUBA dive of the lake. The film documents the harsh life of the creatures that live on Altiplano and in Lake Licancabur. It is quite interesting to watch, but alas, since I am an American and only speak one language, I did not understand a word of it.

Baarb

Baarb - Apr 28, 2010 3:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot!

Was up there recently but no snow. Really gives a nice extra dimension to the arena. Would be an excellent contribution to the 'Lakes Within Craters' album! http://www.summitpost.org/album/327873/lakes-within-craters.html

spence

spence - Apr 28, 2010 7:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot!

Thanks. I’ve attached the image to the ‘Lakes Within Craters’ album. And yes, the snow does add an extra dimension. A few days prior to my ascent, a climber had slipped on the snow in the descent gully and tragically slid to their death.

PAROFES

PAROFES - Aug 11, 2010 10:20 am - Voted 10/10

you were

lucky to climb at winter time...lol
You got the lake frozen!
When i was there it was hot (around 5°C), but it was great for the green color of the lagoon...
I like very much your panoramic shots, i enjoy making them too hehehe
Cheers and great shot!
Paulo

spence

spence - Aug 16, 2010 5:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: you were

You were lucky to climb in the summer time. When I was there the temperature was -15°C and really windy. The recent snow made for a nice contrast though.

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