The peaks of Ancohuma (Janq'u Uma and other spelling variations, 6427m / 21,085ft) and Illampu (6368m / 20,890ft) are respectively the 3rd and 4th highest in Bolivia and dominate views of the northern part of the Cordillera Real. Ancohuma or Janq'u Uma (which means "white water" in Aymara) was first climbed in 1919 by Rudolf Dienst and Adolf Schulze. There are several myths and legends about Illampu, the dwelling place of many Andean gods and one of the hardest climbs in Bolivia; even its normal route is a tough and serious challenge. It was first climbed in June 1928 via the SW ridge by a German / Austrian team. The massif contains many smaller peaks and trekking routes. These are usually accessed from the pretty small town of Sorata, which lies in at 2678m / 8,786ft in a deep valley below and to the west of Mt Illampu. The road to Sorata also offers superb views of the peaks.