Janq'u Uma

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Janq'u Uma
Ancohuma, Jankho Uma, Jankhouma, Janq'uma
Bolivia Cordillera Real y Lago Titicaca.jpg
Elevation 6,427 m (21,086 ft)
Prominence 1,957 m (6,421 ft)
Listing Ultra
Janq'u Uma is located in Bolivia
Janq'u Uma
Janq'u Uma
Location La Paz Department, Bolivia
Range Cordillera Real, Andes
Coordinates 15°51′12″S 68°32′27″W / 15.85333°S 68.54083°W / -15.85333; -68.54083Coordinates: 15°51′12″S 68°32′27″W / 15.85333°S 68.54083°W / -15.85333; -68.54083
First ascent June 11, 1919 by Rudolf Dienst and Adolf Schulze
Easiest route Glacier/snow climb (PD/AD)

Janq'u Uma (Aymara: Janq'u Uma: white water,[1] hispanicized spellings Ancohuma, Jankho Uma, Jankhouma, Janq'uma) is the third highest mountain in Bolivia (after Sajama and Illimani). It is located in the northern section of the Cordillera Real, part of the Andes, east of Lake Titicaca. It lies just south of the slightly lower Illampu, near the town of Sorata.

Despite being higher than Illampu, Janq'u Uma is a gentler peak, with less local relief, and it is a somewhat easier climb. The peak was first climbed in 1919, by Rudolf Dienst and Adolf Schulze. Their route, still the easiest, climbs the southwest face, and is rated PD (not very difficult). Other routes exist on the northwest ridge and the west face.[2] Depending on the route desired, the mountain is approached either from the west or from the northeast; each approach requires two to three days from Sorata.


  1. ^ www.katari.org
  2. ^ Yossi Brain, Bolivia: a climbing guide, The Mountaineers, 1999, ISBN 0-89886-495-X; pages 18, 100-103.