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For the mountain in the Arequipa Region, Peru, see Pukaranra (Arequipa).
Lago Palcacocha 2002.jpg
Pallqarahu (on the left) and Pukaranra (on the right) behind the lake Pallqaqucha
Elevation 6,147 m (20,167 ft)
Pukaranra is located in Peru
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
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
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

Pukaranra (Quechua puka red, ranra stony / stony ground,[2][3] hispanicized spelling Pucaranra) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru,[4] about 6,147 m (20,167 ft) high. It is situated in the Ancash Region south-west of the mountain Rurichinchay (Chinchey).


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


  1. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, 1994
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  4. ^ www.andix.com Map of the Cordillera Blanca