Palcaraju / Cojup 6220m

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Palcaraju (also called Cojup) is a mountain sub-system in Peru with an elevation of 6220 metres. Palcaraju is within the following mountain ranges: Peruvian Andes, Cordillera Occidental de Peru, Cordillera Blanca. Its territory is within the Peruvian protection area of Huascarán National Park. It is on the border of 2 provinces: Peruvian provinces of Carhuaz and Huaraz. Its slopes are within 2 cities: Peruvian cities of San Miguel De Aco and Independencia.

Based on the elevation provided by the available Digital elevation models, SRTM (6196m), SRTM2 (6207m), SRTM Void Filled (6196m), ASTER (6156m), ALOS (6204m), TanDEM-X(6113m), , Palcaraju is about 6220 meters above sea level.The height of the nearest key col is 3253 meters so its prominence is 2967 meters. Palcaraju is listed as mountain sub-system, based on the Dominance system and its dominance is 47.7%.

NamePalcaraju / Cojup
Dominance %47.7%
Key Lat/Lon-9.37927,-77.3609
Key Col Alt3253
Parent PeakChinchey / Rurichinchay / Rurichichay -9.3826,-77.3301
Dominance Classmountain sub-system
DEM Avg. AltitudeVOID
First Ascent infoHans Schweizer, Karl Schmid, Siegfried Rohrer and Walter Brecht (Germany) - 07/06/1939
First Ascent SourceBOOK: Deutsch-Österreichische Alpenvereins expeditionen in den Peruanischen Anden / JOURNAL: AAJ (American Alpine Journal) DATE: 1941 PAGE: 157
Peru CitySan Miguel De Aco, Independencia
Peru ProvinceCarhuaz, Huaraz
Peru DepartmentAncash
Peru Protection AreaHuascarán National Park
Mountain Range Level 1Peruvian Andes
Mountain Range Level 2Cordillera Occidental de Peru
Mountain Range Level 3Cordillera Blanca

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