Ascent of Cerro Machu Picchu in 2010-05
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Cerro Machu Picchu|
| Elevation:||10010 ft / 3051 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis 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.
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|
| Gain on way in:||2037 ft / 620 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Machu Picchu site 7973 ft / 2430 m|
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