Aguja III (on the left), Qaras I (center-left), Pukarahu (in the background, center, the highest peak) and Qaras II (in the background, center, exactly in front of Pukarahu, hiding most of it) as seen from the southeast
|Elevation||6,259 m (20,535 ft)|
|First ascent||20 July 1948 by Frédéric Marmillod and Ali Szepessy-Schaurek|
Pukarahu (Quechua puka red, rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow, "snow covered red mountain", hispanicized spelling Pucaraju), Caruayun, Santa Cruz or Pico de Huaylas (Spanish for "peak of Huaylas") is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru. It has a height of 6,259 metres (20,535 ft). Pukarahu is situated in the Ancash Region, Huaylas Province, Santa Cruz District.
- John F, Ricker, Yuraq Janka, Cordilleras Blanca y Rosko, 2nd ed. 1981
- Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: puka - adj. Rojo, -ja. De color parecida a la sangre.
- escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region) showing "Nevado Pucaraju"
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