Huayna Picchu & Putucusi Mountain Peru

Climbing Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu, & Putucusi Mountain

Let's Go Up!
What Hiram Bingham Might Have Seen Traveling Through the Mystical Andes Mountains

climb putucusi mountain Discover Inside:

  • A Photographic Journey - Inspiring a love of nature in the magical cloud forest of the Andes
  • Putucusi and Huayna Picchu - Two unique climbs with remarkable views of Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Trekking Expectations - Images of Putucusi ladders, a tunnel, and cliffs encountered in the climbs

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Paperback: 40 pages
Published: January 1, 2009
Language: Multilingual (Both English and Spanish text on pgs)
Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches

Product Description

  • Let's Go Up! takes the reader on a photographic journey, climbing up Huayna Picchu and Putucusi, two mountains overlooking the mystical Inca ruins of Machu Picchu Peru. Putucusi's towering ladders, a steep tunnel, unique wildlife, and the magical surrounding scenery will surely excite children and inspire exploration, travel, and a love of nature.
  • This bilingual book can be enjoyed across cultures.
  • It could also supplement instruction to enrich the learning experience of English and Spanish students.
  • Machu Picchu Peru became one of the New Seven Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007 and attracts travelers from around the world. Let's Go Up! presents a fascinating viewpoint of Machu Picchu from the surrounding Andes Mountains in Peru.

From the Author
Climbing Machu Picchu, Huayna Picchu and Putucusi Mountains -

For my first trip to Machu Picchu, the famous Inca Ruins located in the Andean mountains of Peru, I thought I would save time by paying the extra expense to arrive by helicopter. Instead, I spent a nerve wracking morning desperately waiting for fog to clear; wondering if I had traveled all this way only to find I would not reach my destination. Luckily, the fog finally cleared.

But the clearing had come too late. I was not able to climb Huayna Picchu, the featured peak in most classic photos of Machu Picchu, so I was determined to return. When planning my return trip, I discovered one can also climb Putucusi Mountain. I immediately recognized Putucusi as the mountain mystically surrounded by fog in many of my previous photos. I wanted to go up.

My return trip not only allowed time for more scenic places, it yielded some of the most captivating experiences of my life. The sights, sounds, disposition of the Inca ruins, and splendor of the peaks themselves, made it ever so clear why Machu Picchu became one of the New Seven Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007. Discovering and experiencing the unique climbs up Huayna Picchu and Putucusi Mountains was thrilling.

This book, focused on two climbable mountains (Putucusi and Huayna Picchu) overlooking the great Peruvian ruins, seeks to inspire exploration and the love of climbing in young children. I also hope adult travelers will use this book both as an informational guide for climbing expectations and to share their own personal nature experiences with young children, encouraging them to explore the world.

Children are so focused on technology today, let's instead divert their attention for a moment to the wonders of nature and one of the exquisit man made Seven Wonders of the World.

Inspiring children to have a love for nature and a thirst for traveling will instill a true appreciation of the preservation of our environment. This book can be used by travelers to share experiences with their children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and friends.


Climbing Huayna Picchu and Putucusi: Let's Go Up! - Customer Comments:

Beautiful Book!, , Feb 2009
Reviewer from NJ, USA
This is an excellent book; I am from Peru...
...you feel that you are climbing those amazing mountains and places
This is a good gift for all my friends... and a perfect way to let them know about my country and its beauty.

Clear, concise guide to one of the new wonders of the world, , Jan 2009
Reviewer: Ted Lewin (USA)
... It brought back memories of my own journey to Machu Picchu tracing the footsteps of Hiram Bingham. Looking at Foote's photos of "the ladder to the sky" on Puntucusi makes me realize all over again why I didn't attempt it. The views from the tops of both Puntacusi and Huayna Picchu are breathtaking and make me regret not at least giving it a try. I'm glad Foote made the climb for all of us.

Putucusi Ladders

One the eye catching sights when climbing are the Putucusi ladders. The book above features images of all the ladders one can expect to encounter on the Putucusi climb. We also have a print shop that offers unique products featuring the Putucusi Ladders which make fun unusual gifts for yourself, friends or perhaps thank you notes/gifts for tour guides.

putucusi ladder journal
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