The trip started from Cusco with a 3 day acclimatization trek around Nevado Salcantay with the obligatory stop at Macchu Picchu. We then headed to the Arequipa to climb El Misti, Ampato and Coropuna. Rest day activities included viewing condors at the Colca Canyon and pre-Inca petroglyphs at Toro Muerto in the Majes Valley.
Nevado Salcantay (6271 m/20574 ft) seen from the Salcantay pass (4640 m/15220ft) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salcantay)
Early morning view of Macchu Picchu before the turist hordes arive (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macchu_Picchu)
We started out from camp (~5150 m) at 4:20 am and summited (6288 m) at 8:40 am. Heading up the slope of Ampato below the glacier. Large avalance cones winessed of large snowfalls this season. The climb is technically straight forward, with maximum steepness of around 50 degrees. We oly roped up for the summit plateau (possible crevasses) and the final summit slope (avalanche prone).