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Palcaraju

Palcaraju (from Quechuapallqa, p'allqa, p'alqa forked, branched, fork, rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range in the region of Ancash within the Peruvian Andes. It has an elevation of on its main summit.

Palcaraju has three peaks: Palcaraju , Palcaraju Oeste and Palcaraju Sur .

In July 2012, two American climbers, Ben Horne and Gil Weiss, died on the way back down, after scaling the south face of Pallqarahu W.