Mike, looks like you have been busy.
Interesting page. How is the security situation in Peru these days?
Terrorism in Peru isn't what it used to be in the 1980's. It is safe to go to Huaraz or Arequipa. I would be weary of going to places that are not used to seeing tourists. One area that is still of concern is the Cordillera Huayhuash where trekkers and climbers can still be assaulted, robbed, or even kidnapped. Generally speaking if Peruvians don't go there often, then tourists should be very weary.
But as in all developing countries, the locals seem to know how to take advantage of tourists. A brand new car left on the side of the road is just too tempting to break into. I look like I stand out in Peru but I speak the language with all the slang. So generally that gives me a slight advantage. Although, if someone has the idea they're going to assault you, they'll do it no matter what you say or do. Whenever I'm there I just try to blend in, keep a low profile and keep to my own business as much as possible. For example, the week I was there, there was a parade in downtown Arequipa. We heard on the news that there were lots of pick-pockets and thieves. We knew that ahead of time and just stayed away. It is a beautiful and remote part of the world that few people see or hear of.
interestig looking area, looks damn dry though!
A cautionary tale.
Always nice to see a new South American peak!
I will happily up my vote to four, when:
Just needs coordinates and a signature photo.
Good TR. Thanks for the info.