Can I drive to the Paramount Pictures logo mountain?

Artesonraju is a mountain peak located in the Caraz District in the southeastern part of the Huaylas Province, Peru. It has been suggested that the peak is the mountain depicted in the live-action Paramount Pictures logo.

Road to the Paramount logo

Where is the Paramount logo mountain?

The mountain is situated in the Ancash Region, in the western part of the country, in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, a section of the Peruvian Andes.

What mountain is depicted in the Paramount Pictures logo?

The Peruvian mountain is a perfect pyramid with beautiful, clean, and steep slopes leading directly to the mountain's tiny summit. Legend has it that the logo of the mountain is based on a doodle made by W. W. Hodkinson during a meeting with Adolph Zukor. But some claim that Peru's Artesonraju is the mountain in the live-action logo. The distinctively pyramidal Paramount mountain has been the company's logo since its inception and is the oldest surviving Hollywood film logo. Viewed from pretty much any aspect, it is a perfect, steep, knife-edged pyramid. It also has three incredible potential ski lines: the southeast, south, and northeast aspects.

How to drive to the Paramount logo mountain?

Tucked away in Huascaran National Park, the road to Paron lagoon offers sweeping views of Chacraraju, Pisco, Huandoy mountains, and the iconic Artesonraju, the mountain believed to be the inspiration for the Paramount Pictures logo. The road is especially challenging, with more than 100 hairpin turns. The drive to the lake is through a spectacular canyon with 1000m high granite walls.
Pic: Bas Wallet