Jirishanca, West Face, July 2010
|Elevation||6,126 m (20,098 ft)|
|Ancash Region, Peru|
|First ascent||July 1956|
Jirishanca is a mountain of the Waywash mountain range in west central Peru, part of the Andes. At 6,126 metres (20,098 ft) (other sources: 6,094 m (19,993 ft)) it is the tenth highest in Peru and the third in the Waywash mountain range (after Yerupajá and Siula Grande). The mountain's local name means "Hummingbird Beak of Ice".
First climbed in July 1956 by Toni Egger and Siegfried Jungmeir, the mountain is notoriously difficult and has been very few successful ascents. It is on average climbed less than once per year.
The easier route to the summit is quoted TD[clarification needed] but other difficult routes exist, many on them on vertical ice and with overhanging section of mixed terrain.
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