Jirishanca

Elevation (feet): 20,099
Elevation (meters): 6,126
Continent: South America
Country: Peru
Range/Region: Peruvian Andes
Latitude: -10.3297
Longitude: -76.4319
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1957
First successful climber(s): T. Egger and S. Jungmeier
Nearest major airport: Lima, Peru
Convenient Center: Chiquian, Peru

Jirishanca is a great icy pyramid, towering at the north end of the Cordillera Huayhuash. Though it rises among taller peaks, it dominates its higher neighbors by virtue of its spectacular structure. Its sharp, vertical peak, while beautiful, is a difficult climb, and there is no easy route to the summit. The mountain is often referred to as the Matterhorn of Peru, but its name describes it equally well: Jirishanca translates to Hummingbird Beak of Ice.