Pallqarahu

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Pallqarahu
Pallqarahu is located in Peru
Pallqarahu
Pallqarahu
Location in Peru
Elevation 6,274 m (20,584 ft)
Location
Location Ancash Region, Peru
Range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
Coordinates 09°22′06″S 77°22′15″W / 9.36833°S 77.37083°W / -9.36833; -77.37083Coordinates: 09°22′06″S 77°22′15″W / 9.36833°S 77.37083°W / -9.36833; -77.37083
Climbing
First ascent 1939

Pallqarahu (Quechua pallqa, p'allqa, p'alqa forked, branched, fork,[1][2] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[3] hispanicized spelling Palcaraju) is a mountain in the Andes mountain range located in the Ancash Region in northern Peru.[4] At 6,274m, it is the eighth highest summit in the Cordillera Blanca. Summits of the mountain besides its main summit are:[citation needed]

  • Pallqarahu E (6,180 m)
  • Pallqarahu W (6,110 m)
  • Pallqarahu S (5,900 m)

Pallqarahu is part of the Chinchey massif, and the nearest summit above 6,000 m is Chinchey (6,309m) itself, 5 km away in an east-southeasterly direction.

The nearest town is Huaraz, 25 km in the southwest, situated in the Callejón de Huaylas. This town was struck by a mudslide in 1941,[citation needed] descending from the lake Pallqaqucha, 1,700 m below the summit of Pallqarahu.

In July 2012, two American climbers, Ben Horne and Gil Weiss, died on the way back down, after scaling the south face of Pallqarahu W.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary): pallqa, P'ALLQA - adj. Bifurcado, ahorquillado. pallqa. - s. Bifurcación. Punto donde se separan dos o más vías o caminos.
  2. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005: p'alqa - s. Bifurcación, desvío, final en V. de una rama de árbol. EJEM: p'alqa k'aspi, rama de árbol que termina en V. SINÓN: tanka. Pe.Aya: pallja. Pe.Jun: palja. Ec: pallka.
  3. ^ babylon.com
  4. ^ allthemountains.com Map of a part of the Cordillera Blanca
  5. ^ Brocchetto, Marilia (July 28, 2012). "2 American climbers found dead in Peruvian mountains". Retrieved 2012-07-29.