Contrahierbas,[1][2][3] also called Yanarraju[4] (possibly from Quechua yana black,[5] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow)[6] or Ruricocha[3][2] (possibly from Quechua ruri inside, Ancash Quechua ruri interior; inside; deep; valley or little river; qucha lake),[7][8] is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,954 metres (19,534 ft) high.[4] It is situated in the Ancash Region in the provinces Asunción, Carhuaz and Yungay. Contrahierbas is located inside Huascarán National Park, northeast of Hualcán.[1][4]

Yanarraju, Ruricocha
Highest point
Elevation5,954 m (19,534 ft)
Coordinates9°06′22″S 77°29′25″W / 9.10611°S 77.49028°W / -9.10611; -77.49028Coordinates: 9°06′22″S 77°29′25″W / 9.10611°S 77.49028°W / -9.10611; -77.49028
Contrahierbas is located in Peru
LocationAncash, Peru
Parent rangeAndes, Cordillera Blanca

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  1. ^ a b Alpenvereinskarte 0/3a. Cordillera Blanca Nord (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-928777-57-2.
  2. ^ a b "Nevado Contrahierbas -". Retrieved 2016-06-19.
  3. ^ a b Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 76. ISBN 9780953608720.
  4. ^ a b c Peru 1:100 000, Huari (19-i). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú).
  5. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: yana - adj. Negro, -gra. De color muy oscuro. || Oscuro, -ra. Que carece de luz o claridad.
  6. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2014-12-29. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
  7. ^ Vocabulario comparativo quechua ecuatoriano - quechua ancashino -- castellano - English Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine (pdf)
  8. ^ Rubén Alejandro Mejía Méndez, Toponimia del Distrito de Yaután, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, 2007

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