Ausangate is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Vilcanota, towering in the sky ot the southeast of the city of Cuzco. It is a long, rugged mountain range, with two high peaks rising from its jagged summit crest. The lower peak rises just east of the high peak, and is separated by a small saddle. There is no easy route to the summit of Ausangate and the normal route is a technical climb up the steep icefall of the south face.
|Difficulty:||Basic Snow/Ice Climb|
|Best months for climbing:||May, June, July, August, September|
|Year first climbed:||1953|
|First successful climbers:||H. Harrer, H. Steinmetz, F. Marz, J. Wellenkamp|
|Convenient Center:||Cuzco, Peru|
|Nearest major airport:||Cuzco, Peru|