Ausangate

Elevation (feet): 20,945
Elevation (meters): 6,384
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -13.7881
Longitude: -71.2308
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1953
First successful climber(s): H. Harrer, H. Steinmetz, F. Marz, J. Wellenkamp
Nearest major airport: Cuzco, Peru
Convenient Center: Cuzco, Peru

Ausangate is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Vilcanota, towering in the southeast sky from the city of Cuzco. It is a long, rugged mountain, with two high peaks rising from its jagged summit crest. The lower peak rises just east of the high peak, and is separated by a small saddle. There is no easy route to the summit of Ausangate, and the normal route is a technical climb up the steep icefall of the south face.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 7 trip reports for Ausangate.

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  • Log #21882 - by KURT DUZAN on Feb 13, 2010
    I HAVE NOT ATTEMPTED THIS SUMMIT BUT WILL BE IN CUSCO PERU THIS JUNE (2010)AND WOULD LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANYONE WITH EXPERIENCE ON THIS MOUNTAIN OR WHO WOULD BE INTRESTED IN ATTEMPTING IT THIS...
  • Log #330 - by Volker Doerr on Aug 26, 2004
    Highcamp at 5700m Headwall without any problems but above we found deep snow. We used snowshoes - without we didn't have any chance to summit. 5.5 hours from highcamp We can recommend a reliable...
  • Log #331 - by Winkler Georg on Sep 19, 2003
    We was a group of 8 persons. The persons were: Schumi Erwin, Oberlercher Franz, Zieser Helmut, Egger Reinhold, Leeb Rudolf, Madritsch Gerd, Steinböck Hans, Winkler Georg We was on summit without...
  • Log #332 - by fourure on June 09, 2003
    hello i summit nevado salkantay and ausangate alone without guide, porters or horse... if you need information about this two summit and also nevado chicon and huancaille you can mail i will happy to...
  • Log #333 - by rafael belmonte on May 29, 2002
    I recenetly summit it with a group of 10 students, it was a great experience for all of us, if you want make your group and come with us, visit our web page, http://www.peru-expeditions.com Rafael
  • Log #334 - by Peter Derrett on Oct 12, 2000
    Again didn't summit but had great fun jogging around with my local guides whilst the rest of the team struggled to acclimatise - the view from the 5000 metre pass is still amazing.
  • Log #335 - by Stephane Keller on May 04, 2000
    Did not summit but did 4-days trekking from Laguna Sibinacocha to Ocongate (South side of Auzangate). I would suggest you organize your own trek like we did, we paid a tour driver to drive us up from...