Punta Ushuayca – 4,930m

This is a wonderful pass, a day’s climb from the Carretera Central at Rio Blanco. Near the top it’s quite steep, and hard work if there’s been recent rain and the surface is muddy.

Climbing to Yuracmayo

Name of Pass Punta Ushuayca
Where Between the Carretera Central at Rio Blanco (35km) and junction near Carhuapampa (15km)
GPS Co-ords 11.919 S, 76.108 W
Altitude 4,930m
Amount climbed 1,550m (all on ripio) in 4h30 from Rio Blanco