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Scott - Oct 10, 2007 8:06 pm - Voted 10/10

New altitudes

In case you are interested:

- Pichupichu group, a very eroded volcano with 7 summits of which the highest is at 5571m.

Latest altitude measurements have listed the highest of the seven summits of Pichu Pichu at 5665 meters.

- Ubinas group, the most active volcano of Peru with 3 peaks of which the southern one is the highest at 5632m

Altitude has been revised to 5672 meters. However this is an active volcano, so who knows, it might change.

Anyway, see the new revised altitudes on John Biggar's updated site:

Andes elevations

He always uses the latest available surveys so is a good source.


Ario - Oct 13, 2007 5:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: New altitudes

Thanks for the info. The page has been up-dated


Scott - Dec 8, 2007 1:44 am - Voted 10/10


Added Ubinas:



Scott - Jan 4, 2008 7:28 pm - Voted 10/10

Chila Group

Chila group, formed by wide volcanic craters interfering with each other and broken through by other cone-shaped volcanoes, this group comprises Aseruta (-15.3144444, -72.2188889) 5447m (?),Cerro de Chila (-15.4063889, -72.1675) 5654m (?), and Casiri ridge of which Cerro Casiri itself (-15.4619444, -72.1713889) 5647m (?).

I believe that much of the peaks including Casiri and Cerani are actually made of granite rather than volcanoes. Chila may be the same as well, though those peaks are all surrounded by volcanic cones.

Even so I assume that since this page includes the Chila group I should attach Cerani?


HYAK - May 7, 2018 1:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Train is Possible from Cusco

As of this date, it is possible to take the Train to /from Cusco *however* it is NOT direct, it's expensive, it takes three days, and only once per week.

That said, its a *very* nice trip, and includes meals and sleeper cabin. Check the ANDEAN EXPLORER Train on PeruRAIL's site.

We are going to do this in October: Fly into AQP, explore, stay, climb El Misti then Train to Cuzco and fly home Monday evening.

Everything in Peru takes a week!

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