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Kunturiri (Los Andes)

Kunturiri as seen from the lake Ch'iyar Quta
Elevation 5,648 m (18,530 ft)[1]
Kunturiri is located in Bolivia
Range Andes, Cordillera Real
First ascent Wilfrid Kühm, 1941
Kunturiri, La Paz

Kunturiri (Aymara kunturi condor,[2] -(i)ri a suffix, hispanicized spelling Condoriri) is a mountain in the Cordillera Real of Bolivia, about 5,648 metres (18,530 ft) high. It is also the name of the whole massif.[3] Kunturiri is located in the La Paz Department, Los Andes Province, Pukarani Municipality,[4] southeast of Chachakumani and northwest of Wayna Potosí.

The central part of the Kunturiri group is formed by three peaks which resemble a condor with wings spread:

  • the Kunturiri itself, also called Cabeza de(l) Condor (Spanish for "head of the condor") (5,648 metres (18,530 ft)),
  • Ala Izquierda ("left wing"), Ala Norte ("north wing") (5,532 metres (18,150 ft)), the Kunturiri west peak and
  • Ala Derecha ("right wing") or Ala Sur ("south wing") (5,482 metres (17,986 ft)).

Other peaks in the Kunturiri massif are Pico Reya (5,495 metres (18,028 ft)), Qallwani (Yugoslavia) (5,492 metres (18,018 ft)) 2 km north of Kunturiri, Ventanani (5,428 metres (17,808 ft)), Pico Eslovenia (5,381 metres (17,654 ft)), Pequeño Alpamayo (5,370 metres (17,618 ft)), Pico Medio (5,355 metres (17,569 ft)), Ilusión (5,330 metres (17,487 ft)), Aguja Negra (5,290 metres (17,356 ft)), Pirámide Blanca (5,230 metres (17,159 ft)), Diente (5,200 metres (17,060 ft)), Ilusioncita (5,150 metres (16,896 ft)), Tarija (5,060 metres (16,601 ft)) and Titicaca (4,968 metres (16,299 ft)).[5] The Spanish names of the peaks do not occur in the maps of the Bolivian IGM (Instituto Geográfico Militar).[1][6][7][8]

The lakes Ch'iyar Quta and Juri Quta are situated south of the massif.

See also


  1. ^ a b Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Zongo 5945-I
  2. ^ "Diccionario Bilingüe, Castellano - Aymara, 2002". Félix Layme Pairumani. Retrieved November 18, 2014.  (see: Cóndor)
  3. ^ Newton P, Lillie M, Rosen N, Sameoe M, Davison J, ed. (2010). Viva Travel Guides: Bolivia. Quito, Ecuador: Viva Publishing Network. pp. 170–171.  
  4. ^ "Pucarani". INE, Bolivia. Retrieved November 18, 2014.  (showing Ventanani of the Kunturiri group)
  5. ^ Mountaineering in the Andes by Jill Neate Bolivia RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre, 2nd edition, May 1994
  6. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Khara Khota 5945-IV
  7. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Milluni 5945-II
  8. ^ Bolivian IGM map 1:50,000 Peñas 5945-III
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