Tocllaraju

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Tocllaraju
Tocllaraju.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 6,034 m (19,797 ft)
Coordinates 9°20′50″S 77°23′49″W / 9.34722°S 77.39694°W / -9.34722; -77.39694Coordinates: 9°20′50″S 77°23′49″W / 9.34722°S 77.39694°W / -9.34722; -77.39694
Geography
Tocllaraju is located in Peru
Tocllaraju
Tocllaraju
Peru
Location Ancash, Peru
Parent range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
Climbing
First ascent 31 July 1939 by W. Brecht and H. Schweizer[1]
Easiest route Northwest Ridge
Alpine Grade D (difficile/difficult)

Tocllaraju[2][3] (possibly from Quechua tuqlla trap,[4] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[5] "snow-covered trap mountain") is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 6,034 m (19,797 ft) high.[3][2] It is situated in the Ancash Region, Carhuaz Province, Aco District, and in the Huaraz Province, Tarica District. Tocllaraju lies north-west of the mountains Pukaranra and Palcaraju.[2]

Climbing[edit]

The normal route to the summit of this mountain is the Northwest Ridge rated Alpine D (difficile/difficult). The Northwest Ridge route was the route used to claim the first ascent of Tocllaraju by W. Brecht and H. Schweizer on 31 July 1939. An alternative route to the summit is the West Face Direct route rated Alpine D+ and was first climbed on 18 July 1980.

References[edit]

  1. ^ andeshandbook.org
  2. ^ a b c Alpenvereinskarte 0/3b. Cordillera Blanca Süd (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-937530-05-3. 
  3. ^ a b Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 81. ISBN 9780953608720. 
  4. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  5. ^ babylon.com

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