Into the White: The Santa Cruz Trek

The Santa Cruz Trek, Peru


Can you name the single most impressive thing you have ever done? We can.

In July of 2014 Sylvia and I embarked on what was the greatest hiking adventure of our lives…The Santa Cruz Trek in the Andes Mountain of Peru. We had already completed a tough hike just a couple years earlier when we finished the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu. The Santa Cruz Trek is equally challenging and passes through even more remote and isolated terrain.


Peru’s White Mountains…the Cordillera Blanca. They don’t get much bigger or better.

Though the masses flock to Peru to see Macchu Picchu and the Inca Trail, we (and many other experienced trekkers) do no consider it to be the best that Peru offers. Simply put…the things we saw on this trail blow away everything we have seen before or since. It is the gold standard to which all our future adventures must now be measured.

In July of this year we hope to make the SCT the SECOND most impressive thing we have done, and by the end of the decade it may even be the second most impressive thing we done in Peru…but for now, it still ranks at the top.

Over the next week, we will post our full adventures on the Santa Cruz Trek.

Come with on this extraordinary hike through Peru’s Cordillera Blanca (White Mountain) Range, across 14,000 foot high passes and past massive glaciers, where you walk in the path of valleys gouged out by powerful avalanches only a few years before. See Peru’s highest peak…and its most popular trek, after the Inca Trail and Colca Canyon.

Consider if perhaps you too might have what it takes to hike the Santa Cruz Trek.


Why? Why not? It’s there.



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