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Laguna Querococha.jpg
Qiruqucha and the mountain Pukarahu (center-left). In the background the Yanamaray glacier is visible.
Highest point
Elevation 5,237 m (17,182 ft)
Coordinates 9°39′40″S 77°15′40″W / 9.66111°S 77.26111°W / -9.66111; -77.26111Coordinates: 9°39′40″S 77°15′40″W / 9.66111°S 77.26111°W / -9.66111; -77.26111
Yanamarey is located in Peru
Location Ancash, Peru
Parent range Cordillera Blanca
First ascent Yanamaray N: 1-1967 via N. ridge.
Yanamaray S: 1-1965 via S. slopes.[1]

Yanamarey[2][3][4] (possibly from Quechua yana black, maran, maray batan or grindstone, maray to tear down, to knock down,[5][6] "black batan or grindstone") or Yanaraju[7] is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,237 metres (17,182 ft) high.[2][3][7] It is located between Recuay and Huari provinces, in Ancash. Yanamaray lies east of Pukarahu and northeast of Lake Qiruqucha, between Matashcu in the north and Cahuish in the south.[7]

The Yanamaray River originates west of the mountain. It provides Qiruqucha with the melt water of the Yanamarey glacier before it empties into Santa River.[2][7]

Annual observations have shown that the Yanamarey glacier has been rapidly retreating over the last years.[8]

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  1. ^ Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition, May 1994: "Yanamarey Group: Yanamarey (Yanamarey Norte ) 5262m: 1-1967 via N. ridge. Yanamarey Sur 5220m: 1-1965 via S. slopes."
  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. 60. ISBN 9780953608720. 
  4. ^ Díaz, Felipe (2008–2009). Carta Turística. Cordilleras Blanca, Negra, Huayhuash y Callejón de Huaylas. 
  5. ^ Qhichwa Suyup Simi Pirwan Diccionario de la Nación Quechua, Consejo Educativo de la Nación Quechua "CENAQ"
  6. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  7. ^ a b c d Peru 1:100 000, Recuay (20-i). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú). 
  8. ^ Jeffrey T. Bury et al., Glacier recession and human vulnerability in the Yanamarey watershed of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru, Climatic Change (2011) 105:179–206