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2009-11-13 13:10:00

Bolivia's Chacaltaya range has succumbed to the precipitous melting of glaciers, AFP reported. The site was once home to the highest ski-run in the world as it was perched on the Chacaltaya glacier nearly 17,390 feet high, but now all that remains is a rusted skilift. Only 538 square feet of snow remains on the magnificent Chacaltaya glacier. Alfredo Martinez, a veteran guide and founder of the Bolivian Andean Club, said nothing is left but a little piece of ice that is disappearing and will...


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