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Alpamayo was named the “world's most beautiful mountain” by the German magazine Alpinismus in 1966, based on a survey among climbers. It is still referred to that way. It rises from the valleys below in a near-perfect pyramid of snow and ice. It is not the difficulty that inspires climbers – the mountain is very popular and the climb is considered safe – but its magnificent scenery among the everlasting snow capes of the Cordilliera Blanca, 19,511 feet above sea level, according to Summit Post.