I went to this mountain whilst on the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu and did not expect Putucusi Mountain to be what it was. The climb was steep and definitely takes a lot out of you, but the scariest thing for me was the LADDERS. To say I freaked out a bit would be an understatement. There are around 5 or 6 vertical ladders which you need to climb up with the aid of also a rope to the left of the ladder. One of the ladders in particular is incredibly high - several buildings so in fact.
The climb is dangerous and only with the encouragement of the group I was with from my Salkantay trek did I manage to make it to the top because for me it was terrifying. I definitely would not recommend this for anyone with vertigo or fear of heights, but otherwise do it! The rest of my group loved the thrill of this climb and I was very proud to make it to the top after all the panic and tears of fear (especially coming back down the ladders). I wouldnt recommend that anyone did it alone just in case something did happen, and I wouldnt recommend doing it in the rain as the ladder is difficult enough to tackle without rain.
Views from the top are incredible, the climb is free, and you have a nice view of Machu Picchu from the top.
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