Sintiru

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Sintiru
Cordillère Blanche.jpg
Sintiru (center right, snowless) as seen from the Allpamayu-Kitarahu plateau
Elevation 5,100 m (16,700 ft)[1]
Location
Sintiru is located in Peru
Sintiru
Sintiru
Peru
Location Ancash Region
Range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
Coordinates 8°55′56″S 77°36′08″W / 8.93222°S 77.60222°W / -8.93222; -77.60222Coordinates: 8°55′56″S 77°36′08″W / 8.93222°S 77.60222°W / -8.93222; -77.60222
Climbing
First ascent 1-1955.[2]

Sintiru (Quechua for peccary,[3] hispanicized spelling Sentilo) is a 5,100 metres (16,700 ft) high mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru. It is located in the Ancash Region, Huaylas Province, Santa Cruz District. Sintiru lies at the Punta Unión pass, the highest point of the Santa Cruz valley, south of the mountains Rinrihirka and Pukahirka, southwest of Tawllirahu,[4] and northeast of the mountains Artisunrahu and Parya.[5]

The little river Yuraqmayu which flows through the Santa Cruz gorge and leads to the Santa River originates near the Sintiru.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ summitpost.org "Sentilo"
  2. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes
  3. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary): sintiru. s. Cerdo montes.
  4. ^ pleinenature.free.fr Detailed map of the area showing "Sentilo"
  5. ^ summitpost.org "Piramide, Paria, Sentilo and Artesonraju from Punta Union."