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.
|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|
There are 4 trip reports for Salcantay.
- Log #6880 - by James and Tim Morgan on Jan 17, 2003There is nothing to say here. As Guy Clark says, "To Live is to Fly," and one can do no better than this....
- Log #6882 - by todd on Nov 03, 2000We passed by this nasty giant , which gave us shivers to think anyone has ever summited. Maybe thats why there are no entries in your summit log.
- Log #6883 - by George Bell on June 14, 2000Why no summit register entries if Salcantay is "frequently climbed" (as claimed by Peakware)?? I found one report on the web of an attempt at: ...
- Log #6884 - by michael railey on Mar 25, 1999Requesting any wisdom. Please forward any information. I will submit report after our summit. Are there any books on this mountain? Regards Michael Railey