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For the mountain in the Ayacucho Region, Peru, see Chiqllarasu.
Tullparahu, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Chiqllarahu and Wallqan (from left to right) as seen from Huaras
Elevation 5,286 m (17,343 ft)[1]
Chiqllarahu is located in Peru
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
Coordinates 9°10′19″S 77°33′29″W / 9.17194°S 77.55806°W / -9.17194; -77.55806Coordinates: 9°10′19″S 77°33′29″W / 9.17194°S 77.55806°W / -9.17194; -77.55806
First ascent 1-1958 via N. side: E. side-1960: S.W. ridge-1971: S. side-1977: W. ridge & traverse over P.5130 to Pariaqaqa-1977.[2]

Chiqllarahu (Quechua, chiqlla green,[3] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[4] hispanicized spellings Chequiarajo, Chequiaraju, also Chekiaraju) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru,[5]about 5,286 metres (17,343 ft) high. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Carhuaz Province, Shilla District. Chiqllarahu lies northwest of the mountain Wallqan and the lake Chiqllaqucha[6] (Quechua for "green lake").


  1. ^ "Chequiaraju 5,286 m", Website about the mountain (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, 1994
  3. ^ Vocabulario comparativo quechua ecuatoriano - quechua ancashino -- castellano - English (pdf) (5-vowel-system): cheqlla - green
  4. ^
  5. ^ about Map of a part of the Cordillera Blanca
  6. ^ Map of the Cordillera Blanca