By the end of May 2011 I traveled to the Cordillera Vilcanota. Together with a guide, an assistant guide and a mule driver who doubled as cook, we would spend eight days to hike the Ausangate circuit, and try to climb the mountain. If all would go perfectly, we would have two spare days left and we could try another mountain. I was thinking about Callangate perhaps?
Ausangate from Tinqui - and no, the horizon isn't twisted, this is just how it looks
Running out of time
As it turned out, we needed the spare days on Ausangate itself. No time to climb any other mountains. In fact, after the climb we had only two days to get back to civilization from high camp. But it sure is a beautiful climb, well worth a few more days!
Maybe I'll write a trip report about it someday, but until then, here are the photos.