Elevation (feet): 20,574
Elevation (meters): 6,271
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -13.333085
Longitude: -72.545214
Difficulty: Technical Climb
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

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.