The Huascaran at 6'768 metres is situated in the Cordillera Blanca. The mountain has two summits, Huascaran Sur (6'768 m) and the Huascaran Norte (6'652 m).
It is after the Aconcagua (Argentina/6'962 m), the Ojos del Salado (Argentina/Chile 6'893 m), Monte Pissis (Argentina 6'795 m) und Mercedario (Argentina 6'770 m) the fifth highest mountain in South America.
First ascent: 20.07.1932 by a German-Austrian expedition (H. Bernhard, E. Hein, H. Hoerlin and E. Schneider).
Peru 1938/1947, Mt. Huascaran.
First ans second printing with different inscriptions.
First Printing: Waterlow & Sons Limited, Londres
Second Printing: Columbian Bank Note Company.
Peru 1951, Mt. Huascaran.
Peru 1974, Mt. Huascaran.
Peru 1993, "120th anniversary of friendship between Japan and Peru".
The stamp shows the Mt. Huascaran and Mt Fuji (Japan).
Peru 2004, Mt. Huascaran.