Siula Grande is a mountain in the Cordillera Huayhuash
, in the Peruvian Andes. It is 6,344 m high and has a subpeak, Siula Chico, 6,260 m high.In 1985 Siula Grande was climbed by Joe Simpson and Simon Yates. Their ascent was made famous by Simpson's book Touching the Void, which describes the ascent and subsequent harrowing descent of the mountain by him and Simon Yates. The book was made into a film of the same title in 2003.
Siula Chico :
Siula Chico is a subpeak about 6260 metre high separated from Siula Grande by an approximately 6000 metre col. Mountaineers considered the easiest route to its summit was via Siula Grande's summit and it was so conquered by Manfred Sturm's 1966 expedition. Spanish alpinists Jordi Corominas and Oriol Baro made the first ascent of Chico's west face, and second ascent of the peak, in 2007 May.