Caraz (mountain)

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Aguja III (on the left), Caraz I (center-left), Pukarahu (in the background, center, the highest peak) and Caraz II (in the background, center, exactly in front of Pukarahu, hiding most of it) as seen from the southeast
Highest point
Elevation6,025 m (19,767 ft)[1]
Coordinates8°58′04″S 77°40′08″W / 8.96778°S 77.66889°W / -8.96778; -77.66889Coordinates: 8°58′04″S 77°40′08″W / 8.96778°S 77.66889°W / -8.96778; -77.66889
Caraz is located in Peru
LocationPeru, Ancash Region
Parent rangeAndes, Cordillera Blanca
First ascentCarás I: 1-1955 via S.E. glacier, E. slopes: Variant N.E. ridge & snow slopes to top-1971: Rock face to Carás I/II col, N.E. ridge-1971: S. face-1979: S. face direct-1981: S.E. face-1981.
Carás II: 1-1955 via S.E. ridge, descend S. ice face: N. face-1977: S.E. face to E. ridge-1986.
Carás III: 1-1971 via N. side, S.W. ridge.[2]

Caraz[3][4] or Carás[5] is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 6,025 metres (19,767 ft)[3] high. It is located in the Ancash Region, Huaylas Province, in the districts Caraz and Santa Cruz District. This peak is inside Huascarán National Park, most precisely southwest of Artesonraju, northwest of Pirámide, north of Lake Parón and south of Santa Cruz Creek.

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  1. ^ John F. Ricker, Yuraq Janka: Guide to the Peruvian Andes - Cordilleras Blanca & Rosko, Mountaineers Books, 1977
  2. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition, May 1994
  3. ^ a b Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 65.
  4. ^ "Nevados de Caraz -". Retrieved 2016-05-07.
  5. ^ Alpenvereinskarte 0/3a. Cordillera Blanca Nord (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-928777-57-2.

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