|Best months for climbing:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1952|
|First successful climber(s):||G. Bell, F. Ayres, D. Michael, W. G. Matthews, Bernard Pierre, Claude Kogan|
|Nearest major airport:||Lima, Peru|
|Convenient Center:||Cuzco, Peru|
Salcantay is an outstanding snow peak, located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cuzco in south central Peru. It is the highest mountain of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Because of its proximity to the city, it is easily accessible and is climbed frequently.