Pucaraju (Lucma)

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This article is about the mountain in the Lucma District, Mariscal Luzuriaga Province, and in the Llumpa District, Pomabamba Province, Ancash Region, Peru. For other uses, see Pukarahu.
Pucaraju is located in Peru
Location in Peru
Highest point
Elevation 5,025 m (16,486 ft)
Coordinates 8°55′49″S 77°32′39″W / 8.93028°S 77.54417°W / -8.93028; -77.54417Coordinates: 8°55′49″S 77°32′39″W / 8.93028°S 77.54417°W / -8.93028; -77.54417
Location Ancash, Peru
Parent range Cordillera Blanca
First ascent 1-1955 via W. slopes, S. peak, traverse long summit ridge: N.W. ridge-1973.[1]

Pucaraju[1][2][3] or Pukaraju[4] (possibly from Quechua puka red,[5] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[6] "red snow-covered mountain")[3] is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,025 metres (16,486 ft) high.[2][4][7] It is situated in the Ancash Region, Mariscal Luzuriaga Province, Lucma District, in the Pomabamba Province, Llumpa District, and in the Yungay Province, Yanama District.[8] Pucaraju lies southeast of Taulliraju and west of the lakes named Wiqruqucha and Orgoncocha.[2][7]

The IGN-Peru map and the UGEL map of Yungay show the name of the mountain as "Pacaraju".[7][8]


  1. ^ a b Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition, May 1994: "Pucaraju 5090m: 1-1955 via W. slopes, S. peak, traverse long summit ridge: N.W. ridge-1973."
  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 lib.utexas.edu Map of the area showing "Nevado Pucaraju"
  4. ^ a b Ricker, John (1977). Yuraq Janka: A Guide to the Peruvian Andes. The Mountaineers Books. p. 70. ISBN 9781933056708. 
  5. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  6. ^ babylon.com
  7. ^ a b c Peru 1:100 000, Corongo (18-h). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  8. ^ a b escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of Yungay Province (Ancash Region) showing "Nevado Pacaraju"