Pucajirca

Pucajirca or Pucahirca (possibly from Quechua puka red, Ancash Quechua hirka mountain, “red mountain”) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 6,046 m (19,836 ft) high. It is located in the Ancash Region, Pomabamba Province, Pomabamba District (Pucajirca Norte) as well as in the Huaylas Province, Yuracmarca District (Pucajirca Central) north of Rinrijirca. Its slopes are within Huascarán National Park.

The mountain has three separate and independent summits: Pucajirca Norte (6,046 m), Central (6,014 m) and Oeste (6,039 m). The current DEM data has no enough evidence to confirm its official altitude.

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