Huayna Picchu.How difficult is it to climb?
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Nov 24, 2013 8:29 PM Last Post By: chris1953
Oct 2, 2012 4:16 PM
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Oct 2, 2012 5:18 PM
2What beer said. There was a wide range of people who were doing it of all shapes and sizes (elderly, obese, etc). And most made it up.
The site says it takes about an hour. A friend and I charged up and did it within 30 minutes. And that was with some stopping and waiting for others to go by (paths can be small).
But take your time, let others pass, and you'll be fine.
Oct 2, 2012 5:39 PM
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Oct 2, 2012 9:19 PM
6Huyana Picchu (HP) is the tall steep mountain that you see at the back of most of the iconic touristy Machu Picchu photos. Machu Picchu mountain is behind the photographer who takes that iconic photo.
As for climbing HP my wife and I are both in our late 50's and managed fine. Training is a good idea, particularly if you can do so at altutude. The three biggest obstacles for us were:-
1) Scrambling through the low-ceilinged cave at the top with our backpacks on and simultaneously keeping clean (it was raining).
2) Walking down from the top along slippery narrow steps with vertigo-inducing drops.
3) Avoiding the idiots who hog the viewing areas at the top and make passing difficult and dangerous.
Are you aware that there is a 200 person limit for each of the daily WP climbs at 7am and 10am?
The walk uphill is fine, just do it in your own time and don't feel pressured to rush.
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