Salcantay, Peru

Prominence: 2540 m, 8333 ft

Elevation: 6264 meters, 20,551 feet

True Isolation: 150.68 km, 93.63 mi
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Nevado Salcantay
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)13° 19' 58'' S, 72° 32' 46'' W
-13.332867, -72.546171 (Dec Deg)
765811 E 8524740 N, Zone 18 (UTM)

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Lists that contain Salcantay:
     Ultras of Ecuador and Peru (Rank #3)
     Andes 6000-meter Peaks (Rank #38)
     Ultras of South America (Rank #24)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       The Andes: A Guide for Climbers (Biggar)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 4
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 4)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2004-08-06 by Steve Gosselin (Unsuccessful)
     2004-09-01 by Patrick Folan (Unsuccessful)
     2014-10-09 by Dirk Lechowicz

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Mount Salkantay from the Salkantay trek, a lodge to lodge trek to Machu Picchu. The trek goes over a pass above 15000 feet near Mt. Salkantay (2010-05-22). Photo by David Parratt.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2540 m/8333 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 2540 m/8333 ft
  Line Parent: Nevado Ausangate
  Key Col: 3724 m/12,218 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 150.68 km/93.63 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: -13.7883, -71.2342
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Nevado Ausangate  (ESE)
RangesContinent: South America
Range2: Andes
Range3: Peruvian Andes
Range4: Cordillera Oriental (Peru)
Range5: Cordillera Vilcabamba (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsAmazon
Atlantic Ocean
Data Source1:100,000 Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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With Debbie at Abra Salkantay....very worth it. Hightly recommended to take the Salkantay Trek to Machu Pichu. (2019-06-30). Photo by carl flink.
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