Huascarán

Huascaran

Huascarán: 6,746 meters (22,132 feet), Cordillera Blanca

The highest peak of Nevado Huascarán rises up to 6,746 meters above sea level: the highest point in Peru. A second summit, Huascarán Norte, reaches a height of 6,655 meters. Huascarán is situated in the Cordillera Blanca range of the western Andes, in the department of Ancash.

First scaled in 1932 by a German-Austrian expedition, Huascarán continues to attract mountain climbers from across the globe, most of whom first arrive in the town of Huaraz before moving on to the village of Musho to begin the five- to seven-day ascent.

(photo Patricio Mena Vásconez)