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Pongos Sur
Mururaju is located in Peru
Highest point
Elevation 5,688 m (18,661 ft)
Coordinates 9°48′27″S 77°14′38″W / 9.80750°S 77.24389°W / -9.80750; -77.24389Coordinates: 9°48′27″S 77°14′38″W / 9.80750°S 77.24389°W / -9.80750; -77.24389
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Parent range Andes, Cordillera Blanca

Mururaju,[1][2] Murrorajo[3] or Pongos Sur[1][4] is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,688 metres (18,661 ft) high.[3] It is situated in the Ancash Region, Huari Province, Chavín de Huantar District and in the Recuay Province, Catac District.[5] Mururaju lies southeast of Lake Querococha, northeast of the lake Qishqiqucha and south of Queshque.[3]

The Austrian Alpine Club (OeAV) survey map gives this mountain the name of Pongos.[6]


  1. ^ a b Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 89. ISBN 9780953608720. 
  2. ^ Díaz, Felipe (2008–2009). Carta Turística. Cordilleras Blanca, Negra, Huayhuash y Callejón de Huaylas. 
  3. ^ a b c Peru 1:100 000, Recuay (20-i). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  4. ^ Neate, Jill (1994). "Peru". Mountaineering in the Andes. RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre. ISBN 0-907649-64-5. 
  5. ^ - UGEL map of the Huari Province (Ancash Region)
  6. ^ Alpenvereinskarte 0/3b. Cordillera Blanca Süd (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-937530-05-3.