Siula Grande, Peru

Prominence: 614 m, 2015 ft

Elevation: 6344 meters, 20,814 feet

Approx. Isolation: 2.79 km, 1.73 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)10° 17' 40'' S; 76° 53' 29'' W
-10.294314, -76.891492 (Dec Deg)
292855E 8861436N Zone 18 (UTM)

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Lists that contain Siula Grande:
     Andes 6000-meter Peaks (Rank #30)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       The Andes: A Guide for Climbers (Biggar)

This peak has no ascents by registered members.

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This peak, the second highest in Peru's icy and intimidating Cordillera Huayhuash, has become infamous as the site of Joe Simpson's incredible mountaineering epic, recounted in his famous book Touching the Void. Interest in this peak has increased since the release of a movie about the incident in early 2004. Yerupaja, the nearby highest peak in the range, was once the most famous peak in the Huayhuash, but thanks to Simpson, Siula Grande now ranks among the most famous peaks in the world.

Like other Huayhuash peaks, Siula Grande is very difficult to climb, on the order of a Himalayan ascent. I have heard that the Simpson and Yates ascent route made famous by Touching the Void has never been repeated.

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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 614 m/2015 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 614 m/2015 ft
  Line Parent: Nevado Yerupajá-Pico Sur
  Key Col: 5730 m/18,799 ft
Isolation2.79 km/1.73 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Nevado Yerupajá-Pico Sur  (NW)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: South America
Range2: Andes
Range3: Peruvian Andes
Range4: Cordillera Occidental (Peru)
Range5: Central Cordillera Occidental
Range6: Cordillera Huayhuash
Drainage Basins
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean

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