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Elevation 6,108 m (20,039 ft)[1]
Chakrarahu is located in Peru
Location in Peru
Range Cordillera Blanca, Andes
Coordinates 8°59′36″S 77°36′54″W / 8.993261°S 77.614975°W / -8.993261; -77.614975Coordinates: 8°59′36″S 77°36′54″W / 8.993261°S 77.614975°W / -8.993261; -77.614975
First ascent Lionel Terray et al. (5 August 1962)

Chakrarahu (Quechua chakra little farm / field, land sown with seed, rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[2][3][4] hispanicized spellings Chacraraju, Chakraraju, Chacrarrajo) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes range of Peru. It has an elevation of 6,108 metres (20,039 ft). Chakrarahu is situated in the Ancash Region, Huaylas Province, Caraz District, and in the Yungay Province, Yungay District.[5] It lies south and southeast of the mountain Pirámide. Parón Lake and the little lake named Chakra (Chacra) lie northwest of the mountain.[6] The peak is accessible from the Pisco base camp at Cebollapampa.[1]


Chakrarahu is considered the steepest and the most difficult-to-climb six-thousander in the Andes.[7] A French expedition led by Lionel Terray first climbed the mountain on 5 August 1962 on what after as become the normal route (northeast ridge). Greg Mortimer was badly injured during a later attempt to climb the mountain.[8]

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  1. ^ a b John Biggar (1 January 2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-9536087-2-0. Retrieved 2012-01-26. 
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Diccionario de la lengua española, retrieved on October 21, 2013
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  5. ^ - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region)
  6. ^ MAPS – Cordillera Blanca, Sketch map of the area (Parón valley)
  7. ^ Cathy Biggar; John Biggar (21 May 2001). The Andes: A Trekking Guide. Andes. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-9536087-1-3. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Interview with Greg Mortimer (ABC1 Monday 6:30pm)". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2012-01-26.