The first group of brave Road Scholar hikers has successfully finished the program!
WOW! what a great bunch of hikers! This is a shot of the main group making the pass at Abra Warmwañuska, Dead Woman's Pass, 13,774 ft. This is no easy feat and they made it ahead of schedule! Drink lots of water this day, pace yourself, stop briefly to get your breath but not for long periods and you will conquer this beast! Of course, adrenaline is going to help a bit but hiking up hill all day is going to take some pretty serious training on your part. You begin this day from the valley in the background for an elevation gain of approx. 4,200 ft in less than 4 1/2 miles! When you have conquered this pass you have completed the most difficult part of the Inca Trail!