Dangerous roads in Peru:
Ticlio Pass (also called Abra Anticona) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 15,807 ft (4,818 m) above the sea level, located in the Cordillera Central of the Peruvian Andes. The pass is said to be, incorrectly, the highest paved road in South America and it's traversed by paved Carretera Central Ruta 22, between Lima and La Oroya
The road still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. Potentially you’ll be dodging giant boulders falling from above, but the view at the end of the paved road is worth nearly dying for. Don’t forget your camera!
The road includes some steep sections, without market central lines, is very narrow, scarcely wide enough for two cars to pass at the same time and there are no protections or guard rails along some parts of the route. The pass lies at km 171 just on the Pacific side of the Andes watershed, in the Morococha District in the Yauli Province of Peru. The surface of the road is paved, and chains or snow tyres can be required throughout the year.
This road is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. Avalanches and heavy snowfalls can sometimes block some sections of the road and can be extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. This hairy drive sweeps through the Andes and has prayer-inducing bends, suicidal wild lamas darting out of the scenery and mountains prone to landslides. Conditions can change quickly and be harsh. Road closures can be frequent, so check conditions before traveling to this area.