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For the mountain in the Sihuas Province, Ancash Region, Peru, see Pilanku (Sihuas).
Pilanco is located in Peru
Highest point
Elevation 5,286 m (17,343 ft) [1]
Coordinates 8°47′59″S 77°41′18″W / 8.79972°S 77.68833°W / -8.79972; -77.68833Coordinates: 8°47′59″S 77°41′18″W / 8.79972°S 77.68833°W / -8.79972; -77.68833
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Parent range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
First ascent Pilanco N: 1-1966 via S. ridge from col.

Pilanco[2][3] (possibly from the Ancash Quechua word for dam,[4]) is a mountain in the north of the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,286 metres (17,343 ft) high.[2][3] It is located in Yuracmarca District, Huaylas Province, Ancash.[5] Pilanco lies northeast of Santa Cruz, northwest of Alpamayo and east of Millwaqucha.[2][3] Los Cedros Creek flows along its southern slopes, receiving the name Alpamayo in that section.[2][3]


  1. ^ John Biggar, The Andes: A Guide for Climbers
  2. ^ a b c d Peru 1:100 000, Corongo (18-h). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  3. ^ a b c d Alpenvereinskarte 0/3a. Cordillera Blanca Nord (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-928777-57-2. 
  4. ^ "Vocabulario comparativo, quechua ecuatoriano - quechua ancashino - castellano - English, Brighton 2006" (PDF). Robert Beér, Armando Muyolemaj, Dr. Hernán S. Aguilarpaj. Retrieved May 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region)