Alpamayo (Spanish: Nevado Alpamayo) is one of the highest peaks of the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes.
It is an ice-covered pyramid with very steep slopes (about 60 degrees). It is part of the northernmost mountain range of the Cordillera Blanca – the Santa Cruz massif. Although this peak is slightly lower than the neighboring ones, it is distinguished by its unusual shape and austere beauty. The southern and northern peaks of Alpamayo are separated by a narrow cornice.
The name of the mountain was given by the village of the same name, the name of which is translated from the Quechua language as “muddy river”, and the mountain itself is called Shuyturahu in Quechua (shuytu = narrow, long; rahu = snowy mountain, glacier). In July 1966, a photo of the summit taken by American photographer Ley Ortenburger was published in the German magazine Alpinismus. The readers of the magazine called Alpamayo “The most beautiful mountain peak in the world”.
Trips with Guides of the Club 7 Summits Club.