Pukarahu (Recuay)

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For the mountain in the Huaylas Province, Ancash Region, Peru, see Pukarahu (Huaylas).
For the mountain in the Lucma, Llumpa and Yanama districts, Ancash Region, Peru, see Pukarahu (Lucma).
Laguna Querococha.jpg
Qiruqucha and the mountain Pukarahu (center-left)
Elevation 5,346 m (17,539 ft)
Pukarahu is located in Peru
Location Ancash, Peru
Range Cordillera Blanca
Coordinates 9°40′30″S 77°18′35″W / 9.67500°S 77.30972°W / -9.67500; -77.30972Coordinates: 9°40′30″S 77°18′35″W / 9.67500°S 77.30972°W / -9.67500; -77.30972
First ascent 1-1967 via S.face: N.W. ridge-1973.[1]

Pukarahu (Quechua puka red,[2] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[3] "red snow covered mountain", hispanicized spelling Pucaraju) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,346 metres (17,539 ft) high. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Recuay Province, Ticapampa District.[4][5] Pukarahu lies west of the mountain Yanamaray and northeast of the lake Qiruqucha.


  1. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition, May 1994: "Yanamarey Group: Pucaraju 5346m: 1-1967 via S.face: N.W. ridge-1973."
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: puka - adj. Rojo, -ja. De color parecida a la sangre.
  3. ^ babylon.com
  4. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Yungas Province (Ancash Region) showing the location of Pucarahu (unnamed) northeast of the mountain labelled "Cerro Pucaraju" and northeast of the lake Qiruqucha
  5. ^ andix.com Map of a part of the Cordillera Blanca