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Shaqsha, Huanchan, Huantsán Chico
Oratorio de los Andes.jpg
Ranrapalca (on the left), Huamashraju, Cashan, Shacsha (center) and Huantsán (on the right) as seen from the southwest
Highest point
Elevation 5,703 m (18,711 ft)
Coordinates 9°35′08″S 77°22′08″W / 9.58556°S 77.36889°W / -9.58556; -77.36889Coordinates: 9°35′08″S 77°22′08″W / 9.58556°S 77.36889°W / -9.58556; -77.36889
Shacsha is located in Peru
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Parent range Andes, Cordillera Blanca

Shacsha,[1][2] Shaqsha,[3] (possibly from Ancash Quechua for jingle bell / a typical dancer of the Ancash Region),[3][4] Huantsán Chico[1][3] or Huanchan[5] is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,703 metres (18,711 ft) high,[3][2] (other sources cite a height of 5,632 metres (18,478 ft)).[1][5] It is situated in the Ancash Region, Huaraz Province, Olleros District. Shacsha lies southwest of Huantsán, west of Urwashrahu and southeast of the town of Huaraz.[1]

A nearby small lake to the west is also named Shacsha[5] or Shacshacocha.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d Alpenvereinskarte 0/3b. Cordillera Blanca Süd (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-937530-05-3. 
  2. ^ a b Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 87. 
  3. ^ a b c d Ricker, John (1977). Yuraq Janka: A Guide to the Peruvian Andes. The Mountaineers Books. p. 114. 
  4. ^ Leonel Alexander Menacho López, Yachakuqkunapa Shimi Qullqa, Anqash Qhichwa Shimichaw (Ministerio de Educación), Wordbook Ancash Quechua-Spanish
  5. ^ a b c Peru 1:100 000, Recuay (20-i). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  6. ^ Sketchmap of the area