Huantsan: 6,369 meters (20,895 feet), Cordillera Blanca
Huantsan is a notoriously difficult and dangerous mountain to climb. As such, fewer attempts are made on Huantsan than on almost any other 6,000 meter peak in the Cordillera Blanca. Of the 12 mountains featured in this article, Huantsan and Santa Cruz are rated the most technically challenging. Huantsan, therefore, is for experienced climbers only.
Huantsan lies less than 25 km to the east of Huaraz, the capital of the Ancash Region and the gateway for climbers and trekkers to the Cordillera Blanca and Huascarán National Park.
(photo Bas Wallet, flickr.com)