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Chinchey,[1][2][3][4][5] also known as Rurichinchay,[6] is a 6,309-metre-high (20,699 ft)[5] mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru. It is located in the region of Ancash, most precisely between the districts of Aco (in Carhuaz Province), Independencia (in Huaraz Province), and Huari (in Huari Province).

Aerial view of the Cordillera Blanca as seen from the southeast showing Ranrapalca and Chinchey in the left part of the image
Highest point
Elevation6,309 m (20,699 ft)
ListingList of mountains in the Andes
Coordinates9°22′57″S 77°19′47″W / 9.38250°S 77.32972°W / -9.38250; -77.32972Coordinates: 9°22′57″S 77°19′47″W / 9.38250°S 77.32972°W / -9.38250; -77.32972
Chinchey is located in Peru
LocationAncash, Peru
Parent rangeCordillera Blanca

Rurichinchay is also the name of the lake northeast of the mountain at 9°20′31″S 77°19′04″W / 9.34194°S 77.31778°W / -9.34194; -77.31778 and the name of the river which originates at the lake. It flows to the southeast.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Ricker, John (1977). Yuraq Janka: A Guide to the Peruvian Andes. The Mountaineers Books. p. 96.
  2. ^ "Chinchey". Retrieved 2016-05-07.
  3. ^ Biggar, John (2020). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers and Skiers. Andes. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-9536087-6-8.
  4. ^ "Nevado Chinchey -". Retrieved 2016-05-07.
  5. ^ a b Alpenvereinskarte 0/3b. Cordillera Blanca Süd (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-937530-05-3.
  6. ^ Peru 1:100 000, Huari (19-i). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú).