Ausangate

Elevation (feet): 20,945
Elevation (meters): 6,384
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -13.7881
Longitude: -71.2308
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1953
First successful climber(s): H. Harrer, H. Steinmetz, F. Marz, J. Wellenkamp
Nearest major airport: Cuzco, Peru
Convenient Center: Cuzco, Peru

Ausangate is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Vilcanota, towering in the southeast sky from the city of Cuzco. It is a long, rugged mountain, with two high peaks rising from its jagged summit crest. The lower peak rises just east of the high peak, and is separated by a small saddle. There is no easy route to the summit of Ausangate, and the normal route is a technical climb up the steep icefall of the south face.