Caraz Este c.5975m
In the northern Cordillera Blanca, there are two Caraz summits. The ascent of both peaks can be made from the south via the col between them, but is becoming much harder over the years. While frequently quoted at 6025m, digital elevation data and photographic studies seem to indicate that Caraz is probably under 6000m high.!
The two peaks of Caraz. The higher peak is on the left, the lower Caraz Este is in the centre of the photo.
We organise guided ascents of this peak every year. For details of how to climb Caraz and the neighbouring peaks of the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca, please see our guidebooks, which are available in English, Spanish, Polish and French editions, direct from us or from all good bookshops and mountaineering shops.