Mururata

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Mururata
Mount Mururata.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 5,871 m (19,262 ft)
Coordinates 16°31′50″S 67°49′39″W / 16.53056°S 67.82750°W / -16.53056; -67.82750Coordinates: 16°31′50″S 67°49′39″W / 16.53056°S 67.82750°W / -16.53056; -67.82750
Geography
Mururata is located in Bolivia
Mururata
Mururata
Location in Bolivia
Location Bolivia
Parent range Cordillera Real (Andes)
Climbing
First ascent 1937

Mururata is a mountain in the Cordillera Real of Bolivia. Approximately 35 km East of La Paz, the Mururata lies to the North of the Illimani. The Mururata offers accessible climbing, as its shape does not contain difficult obstacles.[1]

Local legend states that the shape of Mururata, a fairly flat-top as compared to neighboring Illimani, became that way due to an act of jealousy. Apparently Mururata was taller than the Illimani, so Illimani chopped off Mururata's head.[2][3]

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