Pukarahu (Ticapampa)

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This article is about the mountain in the Ticapampa District, Recuay Province, Ancash Region, Peru. For other uses, see Pukarahu.
Laguna Querococha.jpg
Qiruqucha and the mountain Pukarahu (center-left)
Elevation 5,346 m (17,539 ft)
Pukarahu is located in Peru
Location Ancash, Peru
Range Cordillera Blanca
Coordinates 9°40′30″S 77°18′35″W / 9.67500°S 77.30972°W / -9.67500; -77.30972Coordinates: 9°40′30″S 77°18′35″W / 9.67500°S 77.30972°W / -9.67500; -77.30972
First ascent 1-1967 via S.face: N.W. ridge-1973.[1]

Pukarahu (Quechua puka red,[2] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[3] "red snow-covered mountain", hispanicized spelling Pucaraju) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,346 metres (17,539 ft) high. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Recuay Province, Ticapampa District.[4][5] Pukarahu lies west of Yanamaray and northeast of the lake named Qiruqucha.


  1. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition, May 1994: "Yanamarey Group: Pucaraju 5346m: 1-1967 via S.face: N.W. ridge-1973."
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ babylon.com
  4. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Yungas Province (Ancash Region) showing the location of Pucarahu (unnamed) northeast of the mountain labelled "Cerro Pucaraju" and northeast of the lake Qiruqucha
  5. ^ andix.com Map of a part of the Cordillera Blanca