Palcaraju lies in the central Cordillera Blanca of Peru. Normally climbed from Huaraz via the Quebrada Cojup. While often given a height of 6274m, the recent SRTM data and other photographic surveys appear to make a height closer to 6200m more likely.
Palcaraju at the head of the Quebrada Cojup, seen from the summit of Ishinca.
We can organise guided ascents to the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca.
We organise guided ascents of this peak every year. For details of how to climb Pucaranra 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.