Santa Cruz (mountain)

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This article is about the mountain in Santa Cruz District, Huaylas Province, Ancash, Peru. For other uses, see Pukarahu (disambiguation).
Santa Cruz
Aguja III (on the left), Caraz I (center-left), Santa Cruz (in the background, center, the highest peak) and Caraz II (in the background, center, exactly in front of Santa Cruz, hiding most of it) as seen from the southeast
Highest point
Elevation 6,259 m (20,535 ft) [1]
Coordinates 8°53′39″S 77°42′30″W / 8.89429°S 77.7083°W / -8.89429; -77.7083Coordinates: 8°53′39″S 77°42′30″W / 8.89429°S 77.7083°W / -8.89429; -77.7083
Santa Cruz is located in Peru
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Location Ancash, Peru
Parent range Cordillera Blanca, Andes
First ascent 20 July 1948 by Frédéric Marmillod and Ali Szepessy-Schaurek

Santa Cruz,[2][3][1][4] Pucaraju,[3][2][5] Pukaraju[1] (possibly from Quechua puka red,[6] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[7] "snow-covered red mountain") or Pico de Huaylas (Spanish for "peak of Huaylas")[1] is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru; within Santa Cruz District, Huaylas Province, Ancash.[5] It has a height of 6,259 metres (20,535 ft),[1] although other maps cite a height of 6,241 metres (20,476 ft).[2][3]

The foothills of Santa Cruz (on the left), Huandoy and Huascarán (in the center) as seen from the Cordillera Negra range.

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  1. ^ a b c d e Ricker, John (1977). Yuraq Janka: A Guide to the Peruvian Andes. The Mountaineers Books. pp. 60–61. ISBN 9781933056708. 
  2. ^ a b c Alpenvereinskarte 0/3a. Cordillera Blanca Nord (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-928777-57-2. 
  3. ^ a b c Peru 1:100 000, Corongo (18-h). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  4. ^ Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 60. ISBN 9780953608720. 
  5. ^ a b "UGEL Huaylas - Mapa" (PDF). ESCALE - Estadística de la Calidad Educativa - Mapas (in Spanish). MINEDU. Retrieved 2016-06-04. 
  6. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  7. ^