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For the mountain in the Ayacucho Region, Peru, see Chiqllarasu.
Huandoy, Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Chequiaraju and Hualcán (from left to right) as seen from Huaraz
Highest point
Elevation 5,286 m (17,343 ft)
Coordinates 9°10′19″S 77°33′29″W / 9.17194°S 77.55806°W / -9.17194; -77.55806Coordinates: 9°10′19″S 77°33′29″W / 9.17194°S 77.55806°W / -9.17194; -77.55806
Chequiaraju is located in Peru
Location Ancash, Peru
Parent range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
First ascent 1-1958 via N. side: E. side-1960: S.W. ridge-1971: S. side-1977: W. ridge & traverse over P.5130 to Pariaqaqa-1977.[1]

Chequiaraju,[2][3] Chequiarajo,[4] or Checquiacraju[5] (possibly from Quechua, chiqlla green,[6] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow)[7] is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru,[5] about 5,286 metres (17,343 ft) high.[3][5] It is situated in the Ancash Region, Carhuaz Province, Shilla District.[8] Chequiaraju lies northwest of Hualcán and the lake Chiqllaqucha.[4]


  1. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, 1994
  2. ^ "Chequiaraju". Retrieved 2016-07-19. 
  3. ^ a b Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 77. ISBN 9780953608720. 
  4. ^ a b Peru 1:100 000, Carhuás (19-h). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  5. ^ a b c Alpenvereinskarte 0/3a. Cordillera Blanca Nord (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-928777-57-2. 
  6. ^ Vocabulario comparativo quechua ecuatoriano - quechua ancashino -- castellano - English Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. (pdf) (5-vowel-system): cheqlla - green
  7. ^
  8. ^ - UGEL Map of the Carhuaz Province (Ancash Region)