To few kilometers of Yungay and Ranrahirca, he/she is the town of Cripples, point from the one which the andinistas expeditions that seek to climb Huascarán, leave toward Tumpa and of Musho, towns that are in the route of escalade of the snowy one.
The name of this town is due to the following tradition: They count that in the time of the conquest of Peru; having fallen prisoner Inca Atahualpa, in hands of the Spaniards, in the twilight of that not very memorable one November of 1532, 16 in the historical square of Cajamarca, as a premonition of the fall of the Great Empire, in vain the Inca looked for to recover his freedom offering the famous rescue, indeed, great part of the treasure was transported from Cusco and Pachacamac through the alley of Huaylas, for where one of the roads of the empire crossed.
Being the caravan in this great valley, when one of the flames that drove the gold strayed, later on it was found by the Spaniards. But the valuable shipment remained intact and under the care of the residents of the villorrio. The greedy of the gold (Spaniards), like have more than enough caught by this act of unusual of honesty and it disciplines, they described ironically from "cripples" to the native of the place, this is "handless."
From then on the Spaniards continued using this symbolic word to designate to the place whose primitive name was "ALLIMACKA" that means "the one that hits strong." On the matter he/she refers to that a character of extraordinary force existed in the place, being derived of it the name of the place.
I POPULATE OF CRIPPLES
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TOURIST ATTRACTIVENESS OF THE TOWN OF CRIPPLES
The town of Cripples when being located in the "Heart of the Alley of Huaylas", is a town that this located one in the skirts of snowy Huascarán, in the Km. 248 of the Alley of Huaylas, this favorable location allows the tourist a better displacement to the natural attractiveness of the area, like they are towns, snowy, lagoons and rivers of the white mountain range.
People of this town are kind, the climate is healthy and its picturesque and defiant landscapes transform it into the "Earth of the adventure" for the lovers of the andinismo, treking, mountain bike, canotaje, climbed in rock and ecoturismo.
Cripples are also famous for their employer party of "San Asleep" that is carried out the days 14, 15, 16 and 17 of August of every year.
THE ROUTE OF ESCALADE TO HUASCARAN
Definitively from Cripples part the route but direct to climb the summit of Huascaran, from this town and in only 5 days you can crown the summit, always in when you cuentre with an appropriate previous training and with a specialized guide.
For this people of Cripples propose the following itinerary.
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