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Artesonraju

Artesonraju (on far right) and neighbouring peaks as seen from summit of Nevado Pisco
Elevation 5,999/6,025 metres
Location Peru
Range Cordillera Blanca
Coordinates 8°57′S, 77°38′W
First ascent E. Hein, E. Schneider (August 19, 1932)
Easiest route Snow/ice climb

Artesonraju is one of 50 peaks in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, a part of the Peruvian Andes known for some of the world's best climbing. It is a beautiful ice pyramid located between the ravines of Santa Cruz to the North and Parón to the South. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nevado Pisco is a mountain in Peru, located in the Cordillera Blanca about 60 km north of Huaraz. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... Alpamayo The Cordillera Blanca (Spanish for White Range) is a mountain range in Peru. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... Alpamayo The Cordillera Blanca (Spanish for White Range) is a mountain range in Peru. ... Planes view of the Andes, Peru. ...


There are two main climbing routes: the first one runs along the North ridge, from Santa Cruz ravine, and the second crosses the SouthEast face starting in Parón lagoon. This latter demands good ice climbing technique, as it is at least 50 degrees steep for well over 1200 vertical metres.


The summit ridges of Artesonraju are well known because of their fragility and special care must be taken: there is an unusually high chance of avalanches at the start of the climbing season.

Mountain Artesonraju - Cordillera Blanca - Ancash - Peru.
Mountain Artesonraju - Cordillera Blanca - Ancash - Peru.

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  • A photo of Artesonraju

 
 

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