Pumasillo

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Pumasillo
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Pumasillu
Highest point
Elevation 5,991 m (19,656 ft) [1]
Coordinates 13°14′57″S 72°49′09″W / 13.24917°S 72.81917°W / -13.24917; -72.81917Coordinates: 13°14′57″S 72°49′09″W / 13.24917°S 72.81917°W / -13.24917; -72.81917
Naming
Translation Puma claw (Quechua)
Geography
Pumasillo is located in Peru
Pumasillo
Pumasillo
Peru
Location Cusco, Peru
Parent range Andes, Vilcabamba
Climbing
First ascent 1-1957 via W. ridge.[2]

Pumasillo or Pumasillu (Quechua puma cougar, puma, sillu claw, "puma claw", hispanicized spelling Pumasillo) is a mountain in the Vilcabamba mountain range in the Andes of Peru, about 5,991 m (19,656 ft) high. Pumasillu or Saksarayuq also refers to the whole massif. It includes the peaks Pumasillo, Saksarayuq and Lasunayuq. It is located in the Cusco Region, La Convención Province.

References[edit]

  1. ^ allthemountains.com Map of the Vilcabamba mountain range around Pumasillo
  2. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, 1994