Chopicalqui: 6,345 meters (20,817 feet), Cordillera Blanca
Of all the 6,000 meter peaks in the Cordillera Blanca, Chopicalqui is considered one of the most accessible, and easier to climb than neighboring mountains such as Huascarán, Huandoy and Huantsan. This makes it a popular mountain for less experienced climbers and therefore one of the most frequented – and sometimes crowded – ascents.
Climbers head to the town of Yungay, about 45 km north of Huaraz, before heading east into Huascarán National Park and onto base camps for Chopicalqui and Huascarán itself.
(photo sergejf, flickr.com)