I spent close on 4 weeks on a climbing trip to Peru. We flew into Cusco - the old Inca capital and initially hiked the Inca trail to Maccu Picchu as a way of acclimatizing and getting some fitness. After a few days back in Cusco we set of to a mountain range to the SE called the Cordillera Vilcanota. We hired horses, a guide and a cook and headed off for a couple of weeks. Beautiful area and culturally very interesting with great climbing potential - we tried one new route (failed a couple of rope lengths from the end ofthe technical difficulties) and got very high on the biggest mountain in the area - Ausangate (6400 m).