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Ascent of Cerro Machu Picchu in 2010-05

Climber: David Parratt

Date:May, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cerro Machu Picchu
    Location:Peru
    Elevation:10010 ft / 3051 m

Ascent Trip Report

This hike starts near the Sun Gate. It is fairly steep but made considerably easier by numerous stone steps made by the Incas. It is much less travelled than the shorter hike to Huyana Picchu. Our group had the trail to ourselves. Great 360 degree from the summit. Fabulous overview of Machu Picchu site.
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View from summit of Machu Picchu looking down on Machu Picchu site and behind the smaller Huayna Picchu (2010-05-27). Photo by David Parratt.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2037 ft / 620 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2037 ft / 620 m
    Start Trailhead:Machu Picchu site  7973 ft / 2430 m
Descent Statistics



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