IN THE HEART OF LA RINCONADA
La Rinconada. Tom BOUYER - EXPEDITION 5300
Rinconada Central Square
© Tom BOUYER - Expedition 5300
Samuel VERGÈS en pleine discussion avec des mineurs.
©Axel PITTET - Expédition 5300
Whilst it is generally considered that permanent human life is not possible beyond 5000 m, the population of La Rinconada constitutes a real challenge to knowledge about the adaptations of the human organism to its environment and in particular to hypoxia. The inhabitants of Rinconada live permanently, are born, grow, grow, work, age at a higher altitude than that of Mont Blanc where climbers often cannot easily reach and tolerate.