Every year, thousands of faithful travelers depart from their villages in Southern Peru for the glacial peaks of the Colquepunko mountain range on the annual pilgrimage of Qoyllur Rit’i or Snow Star. There, at altitudes above 14,000 feet, pilgrims don costumes of mythical characters and dance and sing in a whirling five day spectacle. Breaking only only briefly, the faithful continue their dance spurred on by melodies that echo throughout the Sinakara Valley. For four years, I journeyed on the pilgrimage of Qoyllur Rit’i with a group of pilgrims from the highland village of Chinchero. During that time, I came to understand the intrinsic relationship between pilgrim and the Andean landscape.