Ticlla (mountain)

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Ticlla or Qutuni[2][3][4] (Aymara qutu heap, pile, -ni a suffix to indicate ownership, "the one with a heap", Hispanicized spellings Cotoni, Cutuni), also called Tiklla (Quechua for eyelash; two-colored,[5][6] Hispanicized spellings Ticcla, Ticlla) or Tiqlla (Quechua for 'with alternating colors'),[7] is a 5,897-metre-high (19,347 ft) mountain in the Cordillera Central in the Andes of Peru. Strictly speaking the popular name Ticlla refers to a group of peaks of the Qutuni-Ticlla cirque.[2] The highest mountain of the massif is named Qutuni. It lies in a sub-range of the Cordillera Central named Pichqa Waqra (Quechua for "five horns", also spelled Pichcahuajra).

Distrito de Ayaviri Yauyos.jpg
Snow-covered mountains northeast of Ayaviri where Tiklla is situated
Highest point
Elevation5,897 m (19,347 ft)[1]
Coordinates12°15′23″S 75°57′24″W / 12.25639°S 75.95667°W / -12.25639; -75.95667Coordinates: 12°15′23″S 75°57′24″W / 12.25639°S 75.95667°W / -12.25639; -75.95667
Ticlla is located in Peru
LocationLima Region, Peru
Parent rangeAndes, Cordillera Central, Pichqa Waqra
First ascent1-1963 from west: From E., difficult-1966: S.E. face to 5600m (ice)-1987[2]

It is located in the Lima Region, Yauyos Province, on the border of the districts Ayaviri, Miraflores and Tanta. It lies on the southern border of the Nor Yauyos-Cochas Landscape Reserve.[8] Ticlla is situated southeast Aqupallqa and the lake named Tikllaqucha, northeast of Wayna Qutuni ("young Qutuni") and north of Llunk'uti and the lake named Wask'aqucha. One of the nearest villages is Qutuni (Cutuni), situated west of the mountain.[9]


  1. ^ andes.org.uk Andes 2013
  2. ^ a b c Taken from Mountaineering in the Andes by Jill Neate, RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition, May 1994
  3. ^ John Biggar, The Andes: A Guide for Climbers, p. 105
  4. ^ nuestramontana.com/
  5. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa (2007). Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk’anch [Quechua-English dictionary] (PDF). La Paz, Bolivia.
  6. ^ "Diccionario: Quechua - Español - Quechua, Simi Taqe: Qheswa - Español - Qheswa" (PDF). Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua. Gobierno Regional del Cusco, Perú: Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua. 2005.
  7. ^ "Diccionario Bilingüe Castellano - Quechua -Quechua - Castellano, 2002". Félix Layme Pairumani. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved May 27, 2015.
  8. ^ ParksWatch, Park Profile - Peru Nor Yauyos – Cochas Landscape Reserve, p. 6
  9. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Yauyos Province (Lima Region)