Kitarahu

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Kitarahu
Artesonraju.JPG
Qaras I and II (on the left), Kitarahu and Allpamayu (visible behind the clouds) and Artesonraju (on the right)
Elevation 6,040 m (19,820 ft)
Location
Kitarahu is located in Peru
Kitarahu
Kitarahu
Peru
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
Coordinates 8°53′41″S 77°39′46″W / 8.89472°S 77.66278°W / -8.89472; -77.66278Coordinates: 8°53′41″S 77°39′46″W / 8.89472°S 77.66278°W / -8.89472; -77.66278
Climbing
First ascent 1936, E. Schneider, A. Awerzger[1]

Kitarahu (Ancash Quechua kita dam,[2] Quechua rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[3] hispanicized spellings Quitarajo, Quitaraju, also Kitaraju) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 6,040 metres (19,816 ft) high. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Huaylas Province, Santa Cruz District.[4] Kitarahu lies north of the Yuraqmayu valley (Santa Cruz gorge) and the lakes Ichikqucha, Hatunqucha and Kitaqucha, between the Pukarahu in the west and the Alpamayo (Allpamayu) in the northeast.

The name of the mountain Kitarahu correlates with the name of the nearby lake Kitaqucha (Quechua for storage lake, hispanicized Quitacocha).

References[edit]

  1. ^ montanasperuanas.com "Quitaraju 6040", retrieved on August 14, 2013
  2. ^ Leonel Alexander Menacho López, Yachakuqkunapa Shimi Qullqa, Anqash Qhichwa Shimichaw (Ministerio de Educación), Wordbook Ancash Quechua-Spanish
  3. ^ babylon.com rahu - s. snow; ice; mountain with snow
  4. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region)