Chicón

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Chicón
Nevado Cusco.jpg
Mount Chicón as seen from the southwest
Highest point
Elevation 5,530 m (18,140 ft)
Coordinates 13°14′12″S 72°03′22″W / 13.23667°S 72.05611°W / -13.23667; -72.05611Coordinates: 13°14′12″S 72°03′22″W / 13.23667°S 72.05611°W / -13.23667; -72.05611
Geography
Chicón is located in Peru
Chicón
Chicón
Peru
Location Peru
Parent range Andes, Urubamba
Climbing
First ascent 1-1958: Via prominent snow gully on S.face & ridge[1]

Chicón[2] or Chicon[3][4] (possibly from Quechua ch'iqu workable stone) is a mountain in the Urubamba mountain range in the Andes of Peru, about 5,530 m (18,140 ft) high.[3][4] It is located in the Cusco Region, Calca Province, Calca District and in the Urubamba Province, Urubamba District. It is situated northeast of the town of Yucay, southeast of Pumahuanca and southwest of the Sirihuani.[3] The southern part of Chicón is also known as Illahuamán.[5][6] It belongs to the Yucay District. It reaches 5,060 m (16,601 ft).[6]

External links[edit]

Media related to Chicón at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, 1994
  2. ^ "Nevado de Chicon". Inventario Turistico del Perú. MINCETUR. Archived from the original on 2015-06-25. Retrieved 2016-07-14. 
  3. ^ a b c Peru 1:100 000, Urubamba (27-r). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  4. ^ a b Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 113. ISBN 9780953608720. 
  5. ^ Plan de Acondicionamiento Territorial 1ra Etapa Provincias de Calca y Urubamba - Diagnostico, Centro Guaman Poma de Ayala, June 2011, p. 70
  6. ^ a b "Nevado de Illahuaman". mincetur. Archived from the original on August 15, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2015.