The Cordillera Huayhuash is located 120km from the Pacific Ocean and 50km south of the Cordillera Blanca where the three regions of Huánuco, Ancash and Lima meet. It’s name «Huayhuash» comes from a Quechua word for a species of high altitude weasel. This is the second highest snow-covered tropical mountain range in the world after the Cordillera Blanca. It has more than 20 peaks of which 6 are higher than 6,000m, including Yerupaja (6,617m) the 2nd highest mountain in Perú; Siula Grande (6,340m) famous for the book and movie Touching the Void.
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