Pukahirka South (on the left), Qhuruykashahana (Curuicashajana, Curicashajana) (middle-left) and Rinrihirka (on the right) behind the Arway Glacier and Arwayqucha
|Elevation||6,046 m (19,836 ft)|
|Location||Peru, Ancash Region|
|Range||Andes, Cordillera Blanca|
|First ascent||1961, S. Nakagawa, H. Nakajima, T. Nakamura.|
Pukahirka (Quechua puka red, Ancash Quechua hirka mountain, "red mountain", hispanicized spellings Pukachirka, Pucahirca, Pucajirca) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 6,046 m (19,836 ft) high. It is located in the Ancash Region, Pomabamba Province, Pomabamba District (Pukahirka North) as well as in the Huaylas Province, Yuracmarca District (Pukahirka Central) north of the Rinrihirka.
The moutain has three separate and independent summits: Pucahirca Norte (6,046 m), Central (6,014 m) and Sur (6,039 m).
- homepage.ntlworld.com/robert_beer Robert Beér, Armando Muyolemaj, Dr. Hernán S. Aguilarpaj, Vocabulario comparativo, quechua ecuatoriano - quechua ancashino - castellano - English, Brighton 2006
- John Biggar, The Andes: A Guide for Climbers, p. 63
- escale.minedu.gob.pe - Map of the Huaylas Province
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