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Cordillera Blanca

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointNevado Huascarán (6746 m/22,133 ft)
CountriesPeru
States/ProvincesAncash
Area10,126 sq km / 3,909 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent182 km / 113 mi North-South
117 km / 72 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long9° 18' S; 77° 26' W
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Map of Cordillera Blanca
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Cordillera Blanca.
Cordillera Occidental (Peru)Level 4 (Parent)
         Northern Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5 (Sibling)
         La Libertad Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera NegraLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera BlancaLevel 5
         Central Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South Central Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Apurimac-Calpamayo AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera ChilaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera AmpatoLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera VolcanicaLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Cordillera Blanca

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Nevado Huascarán674622,133 
2.Huantsan636920,896 
3.Huandoy636020,866 
4.Nevado Chopicalqui634520,817 
5.Chinchey630920,699 
6.Palcaraju627420,584 
7.Santa Cruz624120,476 
8.Nevado Copa618820,302 
9.Ranrapalca616220,217 
10.Pucaranra615620,197 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Cordillera Blanca

Nevado Huascarán
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The icy majesty of Huascaran, highest peak in Peru (2010-11-06). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Nevado Huascarán-Pico Norte
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The icy majesty of Huascaran, highest peak in Peru (2010-11-06). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Cerro Pisco
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Cerro Pisco is a popular and relativley easy destination in Peru's Cordillera Blanca (2013-08-03). Photo by Paul Brossier.
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