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Urwashrahu is located in Peru
Elevation 5,722 m (18,773 ft)[1]
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Range Andes
Coordinates 9°34′46″S 77°18′30″W / 9.57944°S 77.30833°W / -9.57944; -77.30833Coordinates: 9°34′46″S 77°18′30″W / 9.57944°S 77.30833°W / -9.57944; -77.30833
First ascent 1-1966 via W. ridge, S. buttress: S. ridge-1975: N.W. face-1982.[2]

Urwashrahu (in the regional Quechua spelling, urwa infertile, sterile / corn plant without corncob used as fodder,[3] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[4] hispanicized spelling Uruashraju, also Urushraju) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca of the Andes of Peru, about 5,722 metres (18,773 ft) high.[5] It is located in the Ancash Region, Huaraz Province, Olleros District, and in the Huari Province, Chavín de Huantar District.[6] Urwashrahu lies south of the mountain Wantsan, east of Kashan and Shaqsha and southeast of Tararwa Lake (Tararhua).


  1. ^ summitpost.org (including a sketch map), retrieved on October 18, 2013
  2. ^ Taken from Mountaineering in the Andes by Jill Neate, RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition, May 1994
  3. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  4. ^ babylon.com
  5. ^ John Biggar, The Andes: A Guide for Climbers, p. 87
  6. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaraz Province (Ancash Region) showing Urwashrahu labelled "Cerro Verdecocha"