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Range Name(s): Cordillera Occidental (Peru), Западная Кордильера (Перу)     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 6 746 m / 22 133 ft     Snow Line: Please update
Region(s): South America     Average Length: 994 miles / 1 600 km
Location: Peru: Ancash, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Departamento de Moquegua, Huancavelica, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Piura, Puno, Tacna; ... Read more     Average Width: Please update
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: -12°-59'-33.053''S
-76°-4'-9.609''W
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Parent Range: Andes     Nearest Airport(s): Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM);
National Park(s): Huascarán National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Please update

YOUR CHANCE TO Edit

The Cordillera Occidental is attracted climbers because of mountains Yerupaja and Huascaran. Keep in mind that both of them are quite difficult and suited just for the experienced climbers. But Cordillera Occidental also has a huge number of mountains and routes that are good for beginners. Besides climbing, tourists come to the Cordillera Occidental to hike a famous route "Trekking in the Cordillera Huayhuash."

DESCRIPTION Edit

Cordillera Occidental is a mountain range in Peru that lies along the Pacific Coast. This is the most elevated mountain range in the Peruvian Andes. Its highest point is the Huascaran towering at 6746 meters above sea level. Besides there is a several other famous mountains as Yerupaja (6617 meters) and Siula Grande (6344 meters).

LOCATION Edit

Cordillera Occidental is located in Peru and lies along Pacific Ocean's coast.

South America, Peru:

  • Nevado Huascarán
  • Mountaineering - 16 Day(s)
  • 1 May - 30 Sep
  • Challenging/ Tough 
  • 0 people climbed it

South America, Peru:

  • Nevado Huascarán
  • Mountaineering - 15 Day(s)
  • 1 May - 30 Sep
  • Tough/ Extreme 
  • 0 people climbed it

South America, Peru: Ancash

  • Alpamayo
  • Mountaineering - 10 Day(s)
  • 1 May - 30 Sep
  • Tough/ Extreme 
  • 0 people climbed it

DID YOU KNOW (1) Edit Add

• Mount Siula Grande (6344 meters) became famous because of mountaineer Joe Simpson who wrote his surviving story in the book "Touching the Void". This book became a bestseller and one of the most well-known book about mountaineering. The story written by Simpson was laid into the movie "Touching the Void" directed by Kevin McDonald.

 

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