Huascarán

Huascarán
Huascarán.jpg
Huascarán as viewed from Callejón de Huaylas
Highest point
Elevation6,768 m (22,205 ft) [1]
Prominence2,776 m (9,108 ft) [2]
Isolation2,196 kilometres (1,365 mi)
ListingCountry high point
Ultra
Coordinates09°07′18″S 77°36′15″W / 09°07′18″S 77°36′15″W / -9.12167; -77.60417[2]
Geography
Huascarán is located in Peru
Huascarán
Huascarán
Peru
LocationYungay, Peru
Parent rangeCordillera Blanca
Geology
Age of rockCenozoic
Mountain typeGranite
Climbing
First ascentHuascarán Sur: 20 July 1932 - Huascarán Norte: 2 September 1908
Easiest routeglacier/snow/ice climb

Huascarán (Spanish pronunciation: [waskaˈɾan]) (Quechua: Waskaran) is a mountain in the Peruvian province of Yungay (Ancash Region), situated in the Cordillera Blanca range of the western Andes. The highest southern summit of Huascarán (Huascarán Sur) is the highest point in Peru, the northern part of Andes (north of Lake Titicaca) and in all of the Earth's Tropics. Huascarán is the fourth highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere and South America after Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado, and Monte Pissis. The mountain was named after Huáscar, a 16th-century Inca emperor who was the Sapa Inca of the Inca empire.[3]

Geography

The mountain has two distinct summits, the higher being the south one (Huascarán Sur) with an elevation of 6,768 metres (22,205 ft).[1] The north summit (Huascarán Norte) has an elevation of 6,654 metres (21,831 ft).[1] The two summits are separated by a saddle (called 'Garganta'). The core of Huascarán, like much of the Cordillera Blanca, consists of Cenozoic era granite.[4]

Huascarán gives its name to Huascarán National Park which surrounds it, and is a popular location for trekking and mountaineering. The Huascarán summit is one of the points on the Earth's surface farthest from the Earth's center,[5] closely behind the farthest point, Chimborazo in Ecuador.[1]

The summit of Huascarán is the place on Earth with the smallest gravitational force.[6]

Other Languages
العربية: واسكاران
asturianu: Huascarán
беларуская: Уаскаран
català: Huascarán
čeština: Huascarán
dansk: Huascarán
Ελληνικά: Ουασκαράν
español: Huascarán
Esperanto: Huascarán
euskara: Huascarán
فارسی: اوآسکاران
français: Huascarán
galego: Huascarán
Bahasa Indonesia: Huascarán
italiano: Huascarán
עברית: וסקראן
ქართული: უასკარანი
Kiswahili: Huascaran
lietuvių: Huaskaranas
magyar: Huascarán
македонски: Уаскаран
Bahasa Melayu: Nevado Huascarán
Nederlands: Nevado Huascarán
日本語: ワスカラン
norsk nynorsk: Huascarán
occitan: Huascarán
polski: Huascarán
português: Huascarán
Runa Simi: Waskaran urqu
Seeltersk: Waskaran
Simple English: Huascarán
suomi: Huascarán
svenska: Huascaran
українська: Уаскаран
Tiếng Việt: Huascarán