Nevado Huascarán is the tallest mountain in Perú, at 22,200 feet in elevation. In 1970, an earthquake triggered a massive landslide that completely buried the town of Yungay. 92 people survived by running to the top of this cemetery, but the majority of the town’s inhabitants perished. It’s pretty difficult to comprehend the magnitude of this disaster; a modern-day Pompeii. Peru declared the town a national cemetery, and prohibited any excavation.