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Blanca Peak  Colorado   #9499
Ranges: North America Ranges / Rocky Mountains / US Rockies / Colorado Rockies

Height: 4372 m <- 14345 feet
Prominence?: 1623 m above Poncha Pass
Line Parent?: Mount Harvard (166.5 km away, at bearing 334 degrees)
Greater Parent: Mount Elbert (191.0 km away)

Location:   37.57732,-105.48560     37:34:38, -105:29:08   13S 457122 4159030 (58 km E of Monte Vista).   AreaCode: DK75/FE78
First Ascent: 1874 Frank Carpenter, Gilbert Thompson
Blanca Peak and Ellingwood Point
This peak is #4 on the Height List for Colorado . This peak is #3 in Prominence List for Colorado .Blanca peak is the fourth highest mountain in Colorado. It is made up of four impressive ridges that converge at the summit. Several steep rock faces drop from the ridge crests and offer technical routes.

Name Notes: Blanca Peak is known to the Navajo Nation as the Sacred Mountain of the East: Sisnaajinii or Tsisnaasjini, the Dawn or White Shell Mountain. It is considered to be the eastern boundary of the Dinetah which is the traditional Navajo homeland. It is associated with the color white, and is said to be covered in daylight and dawn and fastened to the ground with lightning. The Navago believe its gender is male.

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Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
17 Blanca Peak and Ellingwood Point Kevin Altheim

Placename Photos
5 Neve Penitentes! Bob Hughes