A 5,495-meter high mountain in the Cordillera Blanca range of Peru. This peak is accessible from a base camp in the Ishinca valley along with Tocllaraju and Ishinca, making it very suitable for acclimatisation. Urus is typically climbed in a single day from base camp.

U"rus (?), n. [L.; of Teutonic origin. See Aurochs.] Zool.

A very large, powerful, and savage extinct bovine animal (Bos urus, or Bos primigenius) anciently abundant in Europe. It appears to have still existed in the time of Julius Caesar. It had very large horns, and was hardly capable of domestication. Called also, ur, ure, and tur.


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