Ascent of Huayna Picchu on 2011-03-09

Climber: Matthias Ihl

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Huayna Picchu
    Elevation:8642 ft / 2634 m

Ascent Trip Report

Had to get up at 3am to get in line (4am) for the bus that is heading up the mountain at 5.30am. About 100 people, who had been hiking up at night, were already waiting at the gate. Only the first 400 get a permit, divided into 2 groups at 7-8am and 10-11am. It is totally worth it though. The view of the Inka ruins on Machu Picchu are spectacular and Huayna Picchu has some impressive ruins itself, the former seat of the high priest, built into the steep upper slopes.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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