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Palcaraju[1][2][3] (from Quechua pallqa, p'allqa, p'alqa forked, branched, fork,[4][5][1] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[6][1]) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range in the region of Ancash within the Peruvian Andes. It has an elevation of 6,274 metres (20,584 ft) on its main summit.[3]

Lago Palcacocha 2002.jpg
Lake Palcacocha with lower slopes of Palcaraju (left) and Pucaranra (right).
Highest point
Elevation6,274 m (20,584 ft)
Coordinates09°22′06″S 77°22′15″W / 9.36833°S 77.37083°W / -9.36833; -77.37083Coordinates: 09°22′06″S 77°22′15″W / 9.36833°S 77.37083°W / -9.36833; -77.37083
Palcaraju is located in Peru
Location in Peru
LocationAncash, Peru
Parent rangeAndes, Cordillera Blanca
First ascent1939

Palcaraju has three peaks: Palcaraju (6,274 metres (20,584 ft)), Palcaraju Oeste 6,110 metres (20,046 ft) and Palcaraju Sur 6,274 metres (20,584 ft).[1]

In July 2012, two American climbers, Ben Horne and Gil Weiss, died on the way back down, after scaling the south face of Palcaraju W.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "Nevado Palcaraju". Inventario Turístico del Perú (in Spanish). MINCETUR. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-06-04.
  2. ^ Biggar, John (2020). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers and Skiers. Andes. p. 97. ISBN 9780953608768.
  3. ^ a b Alpenvereinskarte 0/3a. Cordillera Blanca Nord (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3928777572.
  4. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary): pallqa, P'ALLQA - adj. Bifurcado, ahorquillado. pallqa. - s. Bifurcación. Punto donde se separan dos o más vías o caminos.
  5. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005: p'alqa - s. Bifurcación, desvío, final en V. de una rama de árbol. EJEM: p'alqa k'aspi, rama de árbol que termina en V. SINÓN: tanka. Pe.Aya: pallja. Pe.Jun: palja. Ec: pallka.
  6. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2014-12-29. Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  7. ^ Brocchetto, Marilia (July 28, 2012). "2 American climbers found dead in Peruvian mountains". Retrieved 2012-07-29.