Ascent of Abra Salkantay on 2014-07-20

Climber: Lane Jefferson

Date:Sunday, July 20, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Abra Salkantay
    Elevation:15092 ft / 4600 m

Ascent Trip Report

Completed 5-day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. Once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5578 ft / 1700 m
    Total Elevation Loss:8399 ft / 2560 m
    Round-Trip Distance:44.7 mi / 72 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Guide, Animal/Pet, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:4 nights away from roads
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Cold and windy first 2 days. Heavily overcast with some drizzle and light snow/hail while crossing
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5578 ft / 1700 m
    Distance:13 mi / 21 km
    Route:Salkantay Trekking Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mollepata  9514 ft / 2899 m
    Time:2 Days 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:8399 ft / 2560 m
    Distance:31.7 mi / 51 km
    Route:Salktantay Trekking Trail
    End Trailhead:Aguas Calientes  6693 ft / 2040 m
    Time:4 Days 

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