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1 Pucaraju, 6241
2 Huandoy, 6356
3 Huascaran Norte, 6605
4 Huascaran Norte, 6768
5 Chopicalqui, 6356
6 Hualcan, 6122
7 Copa, 6188
8 Paccharaju, 5744
9 Urus, 5495
10 Palcaraju, 6190
11 Ochsapalca, 5888
12 Ranrapalca, 6162
13 Pucaranra, 6156
14 Chinchey, 6309
15 Rima Rima, 5248
16 Cachijirca, N.26827
17 Churup, 5485
18 Cayesh, 5721
19 San Juan, 5830
20 Tumarinaraju, 5663
21 Huantsan, 6395
22 Cashan 5716
23 Cashan 5686
24 Shacsha, 5636
25 Pukarahu, 5322, 36 km
26 Jatunllacsa, 5630
27 Mururaju, 5688, 50 km
28 Tuco, 5479, 61 km
29 Challhua, 5487, 59 km
30 Yerupaja, 6634, 111 km
31 Caullaraju, 5682, 61 km
32 Caullaraju E, 5597


Location: Above Punta Callan (4552 m)      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Peru      Date: 24-06-2019
This panorama comes 9 minutes after the one showing the last sun. Consider that at tropical latitudes the night falls very quickly.
Needles to say, the whole descent was done in total darkness, on a totally empty road, at least before the final battle with the countless little, yet aggressive dogs populating the surroundings of Huaraz (and sometimes even the center). In Los Olivos, the suburb on the way to Punta Callan, they seem to be more that in any other place...

Here a brief cross-reference to previous panos published by me about the mountains seen here.

353°: Pucaraju, also called Nevado Santa Cruz. You see it from the other side in N.29476 and related panos;

355°-07°: the various Huandoy summits, the two summits of the Huascaran. You see them at best in N.26027 and relates panos. From the continental side you see them from Yayno (N.26108) or from the Alto de Pucaraju (N.26409), not to be confused with the previous Pucaraju;

53°-95°: a close view of Ranrapalca, Churup and Shacsha can be found in n.26827;

58°-81°: the mountains from Chinchey to Huantsan are best seen from the Conchucos side in N.30406 and neighbouring panos;

109°: hidden behind the Pukarahu there is the Cahuish tunnel, which is the main paved crossing of the Cordillera between Ancash and Conchucos. I have not shown this section yet;

119°: Jatunllacsa, find it also from the opposite side, in N.29448;

123°-138°: Caullaraju and Mururaju, find them in N.28935, showing the southern stretch of the Cordillera as seen from Huayhuash. But with Caullaraju we are also already in the realm of Conococha (N.28835)

130°: Tucu, rather modest from here, becomes the bulkiest mountain in the Pastoruri skyline, N.29455

135°: Yerupajá, the main summit of Huayhuash.

Location: -9.56873 -77.62652
GPS track:


This scenery is probably fascinating in any light, but even more so in this mood. Cheers, Martin
2022/03/10 19:51 , Martin Kraus
Divine colours !
2022/03/11 21:39 , Hans-Jürgen Bayer
Perfekter Moment mit den schneebedeckten Bergen im Schattenbogen.

2022/03/12 09:49 , Dieter Leimkötter
I really enjoy your pictures and reports, especially the ones of your nepal adventures.
2022/03/12 20:26 , Silas S
Many thanks to you all.
As you see, this view marks a local minimum of appreciation within a row of 20-30 consecutive works, however, good that somebody appreciates "even" the Cordillera!
Cheers, Alberto.
2022/03/13 14:50 , Pedrotti Alberto
Light and landscape deserves a top-100 placement. BR Jan.
2022/03/13 21:46 , Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Sublime mountains in the beautiful light
2022/03/14 23:12 , Matthias Matthey
A marvelous addition to your already shown work of these impressive Cordillera Blanca mountains ... a really fascinating mood and viewpoint !!!

Cheers, Hans-Jörg
2022/03/20 11:38 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle

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