Nevado Huascarán, Peru

Prominence: 2798 m, 9180 ft

Elevation: 6768 meters, 22,205 feet

True Isolation: 2207.48 km, 1371.67 mi
Highest SummitPico Sur
SubpeaksNevado Huascarán - Pico Norte (6664 m/21,864 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)9° 7' 16'' S, 77° 36' 17'' W
-9.120981, -77.604674 (Dec Deg)
213711 E 8990740 N, Zone 18 (UTM)
CountryPeru (Highest Point)
State/ProvinceAncash (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Nevado Huascarán:
     World Peaks with 1000 km of Isolation (Rank #24)
     World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high (Rank #10)
     UN Member State High Points (Rank #12)
     World Peaks with 300 km of Isolation (Rank #24)
     World Country High Points (Rank #12)
     South America UN Member High Points (Rank #3)
     Country High Points of the Americas (Rank #3)
     South America Country High Points (Rank #3)
     Ultras of Ecuador and Peru (Rank #2)
     South America Range3 High Points (Rank #3)
     South America Peaks with 200 km of Isolation (Rank #4)
     Andes 6000-meter Peaks (Rank #4)
     Ultras of South America (Rank #14)
     Cordillera Blanca 5500 meter Peaks (Rank #1)
     Peru Region High Points (Rank #1)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       The Andes: A Guide for Climbers (Biggar)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 34
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 31)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1986 by Allen A. Smith
     1998-06-25 by Jake Norton (Unsuccessful)
     1999-06-20 by Jake Norton (Unsuccessful)
     2011-07-21 by Lyngve Skrede
     2015 07 by Tim Bogdanov
     2018-07-18 by Markus Bergsammlung (Unsuccessful)

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The icy majesty of Huascaran, highest peak in Peru (2010-11-06). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 2798 m/9180 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 2798 m/9180 ft
  Line Parent: Ojos del Salado
  Key Col: 3970 m/13,025 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2207.48 km/1371.67 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: -27.106559, -68.54245
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Ojos del Salado  (SSE)
RangesContinent: South America
Range2: Andes
Range3: Peruvian Andes (Highest Point)
Range4: Cordillera Occidental (Peru) (Highest Point)
Range5: Cordillera Blanca (Highest Point)
Range6: Huascaran Massif (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsSanta (HP)
Pacific-South America
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional Huascarán
First AscentJuly 20, 1932
    Borchers, Philip
    Hein, Erwin
    Hoerlin, Hermann
    Schneider, Erwin (Germany)
Data Source1:100,000 Topographic Survey Map
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