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Uruashraju is located in Peru
Highest point
Elevation 5,722 m (18,773 ft)
Coordinates 9°34′39″S 77°18′44″W / 9.57750°S 77.31222°W / -9.57750; -77.31222Coordinates: 9°34′39″S 77°18′44″W / 9.57750°S 77.31222°W / -9.57750; -77.31222
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Parent range Andes
First ascent 1-1966 via W. ridge, S. buttress: S. ridge-1975: N.W. face-1982.[1]

Uruashraju[2][3] (possibly from the regional Quechua spelling, urwa infertile, sterile; corn plant without corncob used as fodder,[4] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow)[5] or Verdecocha[6] (possibly from Spanish verde green, Quechua qucha lake, "green lake") is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca of the Andes of Peru, about 5,722 metres (18,773 ft) high.[2][6] It is located in the Ancash Region, Huaraz Province, Olleros District, and in the Huari Province, Chavín de Huantar District.[7] Uruashraju lies south of Huantsán, east of Cashán and Shacsha, and southeast of Lake Tararhua[2] (Lake Verdecocha).[6]


  1. ^ Taken from Mountaineering in the Andes by Jill Neate, RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition, May 1994
  2. ^ a b c Alpenvereinskarte 0/3b. Cordillera Blanca Süd (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-937530-05-3. 
  3. ^ "Uruashraju Chico - El nevado Pumahuacanca". andesinfo. Retrieved March 16, 2015.  (including a sketch map)
  4. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  5. ^ babylon.com
  6. ^ a b c Peru 1:100 000, Recuay (20-i). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  7. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaraz Province (Ancash Region) showing Urwashrahu labelled Cerro Verdecocha