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Lago Palcacocha 2002.jpg
Palcaraju (on the left) and Pucaranra (on the right) behind Lake Palcacocha
Highest point
Elevation 6,147 m (20,167 ft)
Coordinates 9°23′30″S 77°21′03″W / 9.39167°S 77.35083°W / -9.39167; -77.35083Coordinates: 9°23′30″S 77°21′03″W / 9.39167°S 77.35083°W / -9.39167; -77.35083
Pucaranra is located in Peru
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Parent range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
First ascent

1948 via S.W. spur of S. ridge?: Variant on S.W. side-1954: E. slopes-1957:

N.E. ridge-1959: S.W. ridge, S.W. face-1965: W. ridge-1977[1]
Easiest route southeast ridge, AD

Pucaranra[2][3][4][5] (possibly from Quechua puka red, ranra stony; stony ground,[6][7]) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 6,147 metres (20,167 ft) high[2] (although other sources cite an elevation of 6,156 metres (20,197 ft).[3][4][5] It is located in Ancash, southwest of mount Chinchey.[2][3]


Several interesting lines on this mountain, none of them very serious but all requiring commitment. The east-northeast ridge is rated AD/D (depending on conditions), the southeast face AD+ and the southeast ridge AD.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, 1994
  2. ^ a b c Díaz, Felipe (2008–2009). Carta Turística. Cordilleras Blanca, Negra, Huayhuash y Callejón de Huaylas. 
  3. ^ a b c Alpenvereinskarte 0/3b. Cordillera Blanca Süd (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-937530-05-3. 
  4. ^ a b Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 83. ISBN 9780953608720. 
  5. ^ a b "Nevado Pucaranra - Peakbagger.com". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-06-18. 
  6. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  7. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)