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You can follow Henry's climb up and around this impressive mountain by following the links below. He started up about 10 or 10:30 in the morning and it took him about 45 minutes to reach the summit. After Hernán gave Joan and Kathy the rest of the Machu Picchu tour, he ran up Waynapicchu and caught up with Henry at the summit in about 25 minutes! Henry was glad he was along for the rest of the hike, because the various trail options aren't well marked, but of course Hernán knew where to go.

The number of climbers up Waynapicchu is strictly regulated—only 400 per day can start up, by checking in at the gate shown in these pictures. (Joan and Kathy actually witnessed an incident where an Argentinian woman pitched a fit at not being able to go in and join her comrades, since the magic 400 number had been reached; they are quite serious about limiting access to the mountain!)

Henry at gate to Waynapicchu

Gate and Waynapicchu

Henry was somewhat disgusted, but this area was just too crowded to get a nice photo of the gate and the mountain without the frame being full of tourists. Although I guess we could have waited until the woman finished putting in her eyedrops!

Here are the sections of the climb, divided up into manageable-sized chunks. Henry took a LOT of pictures!

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