Huantsan

Elevation (feet): 20,981
Elevation (meters): 6,395
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -9.53333
Longitude: -77.3
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1952
First successful climber(s): T. de Booy, K. Eggeler, L. Terray
Nearest major airport: Lima, Peru
Convenient Center: Huar?z, Peru

Huantsan is the second highest mountain in the Cordillera Blanca, an honor that it shares with Huandoy. It is the nearest high peak to the city of Huaraz, which serves as the Cordillera Blanca's climbing center. Huantsan's summit is only fourteen miles east of downtown. Despite the ease of approach, however, Huantsan is a steep, rugged mountain, and its normal ascent is for serious technical climbers only.