Road to the Paramount logo

The road to the Paramount logo mountain

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

Set high in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, a part of the Peruvian Andes, the road to Paron lagoon offers sweeping views of Chacraraju, Pisco, Huandoy mountains and the iconic Artesonraju. The road is located in the Huascaran National Park. It’s especially challenging, with more than 100 hairpin turns. The drive to the lake is through a spectacular canyon with 1000m high granite walls.

The Peruvian mountain is a perfect pyramid with beautiful clean and steep slopes leading directly toward 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.
Pic: Bas Wallet