Ampato is an extinct volcano in southern Peru. In 1994 a mummified body was found high on the mountain by Johan Rheinhard. You can read about it in his book "The Ice Maiden".
Ampato on the left and Sabancaya on the right as seen from the 4900m high pass of Patapampa above Chivay, Peru.
The north side of Ampato seen from Hualca Hualca.
Sabancaya erupting in 1994 as seen from the upper slopes of Ampato, near Arequipa, southern Peru.
We have climbed Ampato before and can organise more guided ascents of this peak. For details of how to climb Ampato and the neighbouring peaks of Misti, Ampato and Coropuna, please see our guidebooks, which are available in English, Spanish, Polish and French editions, direct from us or from all good bookshops and mountaineering shops.