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Nigel LewisGreat place  Sucess!

Nigel Lewis

Did the four day hike and finished by summiting Huayna Picchu, June 2004. Did a day trip to MP in Aug 2006 but didn't summit because it started to rain heavily.

Posted Apr 10, 2007 2:58 pm

Vic HansonInca Trail Climax  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2004

Vic Hanson

A must climb for the view and the beautiful old trail with lots of steps. There is actually a loop trail, I think it is the Temple of the Moon, come down that, nobody is on it.
Posted Apr 9, 2007 1:29 pm

bricewilsonStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2005


Trekking on the Inca Trail for four days is an awesome way to arrive at Macchu Picchu, and climbing Huayna Picchu while you're there is certainly worth the time. Great views!
Posted Apr 6, 2007 10:05 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: Normal route from Machu Picchu  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2006


Fun quick trip! Definitely leave early to stay at the front of the crowds. Climbed with my beautiful wife Sonya.
Posted Aug 16, 2006 2:46 am

KateRoute climbed: Normal  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006


Gorgeous hike - took the back way down to the Gran Caverna, which looked much wilder than the other ruins. Much steeper down the back than up the front, but well worth it to avoid the many, many other people on the front side. I have never been on so crowded a summit!!
Posted Jul 31, 2006 7:44 pm

emilieNormal Route (after Lares Trek)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2006


i was sick as a dog (usual developing country troubles) and it made hiking up huayna picchu feel tougher than mt rainier. :-) awesome views, don't go to machu picchu without doing this hike!
Posted Jul 31, 2006 5:43 pm

andre hangaardNormal route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

andre hangaard

Fun and easy climb to a spectacular mountain seen on almost all peruvian postcards! May is a perfect month for Machu Picchu. Everything perfectly clear and no huge crowds of people on the trek.
Posted Jun 5, 2006 10:27 pm

HeyItsBenRoute Climbed: Inca Steps Date Climbed: December 2nd, 2005  Sucess!


Amazing. I had to look at my pictures to convince myself it was real! Peru is an excellent way to acclimate on the way to Aconcagua.
Posted Dec 27, 2005 7:02 pm

ben jamminRoute Climbed: Normal (after Salkantay Trek) Date Climbed: 15 September 2005  Sucess!

ben jammin


Posted Oct 24, 2005 3:47 am

charles97Route Climbed: Camino Inca km 82 Date Climbed: Sept. 21, 2005  Sucess!


One of the classic hikes of all time. Six of us made the trek from km 82 to Winay Wayna in 2 days. On day 3, we took the short hike down to Machu Picchu, where we visited for the morning. Then, we climbed the short distance up Huayna Picchu for a picturesque look at Machu Picchu. Also checked out Gran Caverna and Huchuypicchu. Great weather, great tour guides and porters. No problems.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 7:28 pm

Guillaume.CeyracRoute Climbed: Normal Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!


Went there with PO and Benoît, also from France. Beautifull trekking up to Huayna Picchu and (that goes without saying) incredible views on Machu Picchu. "Climb" in a bit less than 30 minutes, nobody up there...
Posted Aug 24, 2005 4:01 am

lucaskerperRoute Climbed: Huayna Picchu from Aguas Calientes. Date Climbed: December 2005  Sucess!


I took the little buses to Ollantaytambo from Cuzco, then i hoped on the train, and headed up to aguas calientes for the night. i meet some awesome argentinan amigos in the train, and we ended up sharing a room in a hostel. early the next morning we hiked up from the town all the way to the ruins. the hike took about an hour. machu picchu is so amazing. it is a very spiritual place. we hiked up Huayna Picchu, that afternoon, and shared check fulls of coca leaves. it was amazing.
Posted Jul 8, 2005 7:28 pm

LobeliaRoute Climbed: Normal route from Machu Picchu Date Climbed: 11 August 2004  Sucess!


The incas ruins and the views were spectacular from the summit. Climbing this mountain was the finishing touch for our journey to Perú. Lobelia.
Posted Jul 6, 2005 1:15 pm

hyperbolictansRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: 15th june 2005  Sucess!


Pretty good view. Climbed it at the end of the standard 4D/3N inca trail trek. took 24min. from the ridge between the HP and the shorter peak beside it. Very crowded at the top.
Posted Jun 16, 2005 2:31 pm

tahaiDate Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!


Climbed Huayna Picchu at the end of the "Four days Inca Trail". Amazing views from the top!
Posted Apr 25, 2005 4:07 pm

Nyle WaltonRoute Climbed: Steep trail from the ruins of Macchu Picchu in 15 minutes Date Climbed: April, 1958 and April, 1971  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 1958

Nyle Walton

In April 1958 after a four-month-long hitchhike down the Pan American Highway from Utah, Karl Nelson and I visited Macchu Picchu. That night after the tourist left the ruins on the last train, we bedded down for the night on the sun dial (Intihuatana). In 1958 Macchu Picchu was not patroled by any tourist police. Around midnight rainfall forced us to flee to the only thatch-covered hut with walls of stone intricately fitted together by the Inca stone masons six hundred years ago.
At dawn we wandered around the ruins taking photographs and found the steep track that leads to the topmost temple on the peak of Huayna Picchu. The photographs I took of Inca stone city from that high crag are spectacularly panoramic with snow-and-jungle-clad peaks that surround it.

Thirteen years later I followed the Inca trail from Wikiwaini, six or seven miles up the railway line, in the company of my then-wife, Shigeko. This approach to Macchu Picchu ends at a point high above it, a position that allows for a classic panoramic view of the ridgetop ruins and Huayna Picchu behind it that plunges into the gorge of the Urubamba and rises to the snow peaks beyond it.

This time the Peruvian Tourist Department did not permit us to bed down inside the ruins. We were compelled to lay our sleeping bags on the lawn next to the tourist hotel, a structure that had been erected long after my first visit in 1958. I shall always remember with fondness when Karl and I had Macchu Picchu all to ourselves on a rainy night forty-seven years ago.
Posted Apr 22, 2005 11:06 am

coloradoattorneyRoute Climbed: Standard. Date Climbed: April 1, 2005  Sucess!


Wear Great Shoes with super rock traction. Take light Rain Gear and a Camera
Posted Apr 5, 2005 12:13 am

balajisvRoute Climbed: Inca Trail Date Climbed: 2002 Dec 26  Sucess!


One of the many highlights of an unforgettable tirp to Peru. Have been meaning to write a trip report, someday...
Posted Mar 23, 2005 1:58 am

The Defiant OneRoute Climbed: Inca Trail Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

The Defiant One

What an amazing experience. If you go to Machu Pichu, spare the 15 mins it takes to hike to the top of this mystical mountain.
Posted Mar 3, 2005 12:14 am

CBakwinDate Climbed: around 1972  Sucess!


What a nice little hike, I climbed up this to get an over view of Machu Picchu, but left my camera when i came down and had to blaze up it again to get the camera.
Posted Jan 7, 2005 5:11 pm

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