Sahuasiray[1][2][3][4][5] (possibly from Quechua sawa matrimony, siray to sew,[6]), Sawasiray,[7] Colque Cruz[1] or Ccolque Cruz[8] (possibly from Aymara and Quechua qullqi silver, money, Spanish cruz cross, "silver cross")[citation needed], is one of the highest mountains in the Urubamba mountain range in the Andes of Peru, about 5,818 metres (19,088 ft) high.[3][8] It lies in the Cusco Region, Calca Province, northwest of Calca. It is situated northeast of Chicón and Canchacanchajasa, southeast of Sirihuani and northwest of Condorhuachana.

Ccolque Cruz
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Snow covered Sahuasiray.
Highest point
Elevation5,818 m (19,088 ft)
Prominence1,920 m (6,300 ft) [1]
Coordinates13°12′50″S 71°59′18″W / 13.21389°S 71.98833°W / -13.21389; -71.98833Coordinates: 13°12′50″S 71°59′18″W / 13.21389°S 71.98833°W / -13.21389; -71.98833
Sahuasiray is located in Peru
LocationCusco, Peru
Parent rangeUrubamba, Andes
First ascentSahuasiray N: 1-1963 via E. ridge. Sahuasiray S: 1-1968[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Peru: 22 Mountain Summits with Prominence of 1,500 meters or greater" Listed here as "Sahuasiray (Nevado Colque Cruz)" Retrieved 2013-03-02.
  2. ^ a b Jill Neate, Mountaineering in the Andes, 1994
  3. ^ a b Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 113. ISBN 9780953608720.
  4. ^ Jenkins, Dilwyn (2005). The Rough Guide to Peru. Rough Guides. p. 158.
  5. ^ "Nevado Sahuasiray -". Retrieved 2016-07-14.
  6. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary): sawa. s. Matrimonio. Casamiento, nupcias. siray. tr. Coser. Unir mediante puntadas.
  7. ^ Gade, Daniel (2015). Spell of the Urubamba: Anthropogeographical Essays on an Andean Valley in Space and Time. Springer. p. 133. ISBN 9783319208497.
  8. ^ a b Peru 1:100 000, Calca (27-s). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú).

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