|Year first climbed:||1200s - 1400s(?)|
|First successful climber(s):||Incas|
|Nearest major airport:||Cuzco|
|Convenient Center:||Aguas Calientes|
Thanks to Alan Ritter for adding this peak.
Huayna Picchu is the pinnacle at the end of the ridge of Machu Picchu, the famous Incan archaeological site in Peru. It is mostly an on-trail and steep steps hike, with hand ropes placed in the steeper parts of the steps. Near the summit, there are a couple of low third-class moves required to get over and around some boulders. The views of the Urubamba River (a tributary of the Amazon) and of Machu Picchu are spectacular. During clear conditions, some of the snow-capped Andean peaks are visible on the horizon.
For an illustrated report of the climb, please see http://www.climber.org/TripReports/2002/856.html
Thanks to Alan Ritter for this description.